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Jesse O'Hara

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Jesse O'Hara
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Montana House of Representatives, District 18
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana, Missoula, 1966
Master'sMontana State University, Billings, 1975
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard/United States Army Reserve
Years of service10
Personal
BirthdayNovember 15, 1943
Place of birthLarimore, North Dakota
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
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Jesse O'Hara (b. November 15, 1943) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

O'Hara earned his B.A. from the University of Montana-Missoula in 1966, and his M.A. from Montana State University-Billings in 1975. He is also certified as a school superintendent.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Hara served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications, Vice Chair
Legislative Administration
State Administration

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Hara served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Hara served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

When asked by KRTV in Great Falls what the top issue for his district was, O'Hara responded, "If we get our economy rolling a little bit more...and I think we're in a better state than most because of our oil and gas and our natural resources. Coal has got some big potential, if we don't damage that. I think the economy and jobs is number one and I think most people would agree with that."[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jesse O'Hara endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Hara won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 18. O'Hara defeated Randy Pinocci in the June 5 primary election and defeated Colter McCarty (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJesse O'Hara Incumbent 66.1% 3,412
     Democratic Colter McCarty 33.9% 1,752
Total Votes 5,164
Montana House of Representatives, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJesse O'Hara Incumbent 55.5% 1,186
Randy Pinocci 44.5% 950
Total Votes 2,136

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, O'Hara won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jesse O'Hara won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 18, receiving 3,516 votes.

O'Hara raised $17,105 for his campaign.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 18, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJesse O'Hara Incumbent 67.1% 3,516
     Democratic Laura McGee 32.9% 1,722
Total Votes 5,238

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for O'Hara is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Hara raised a total of $74,603 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[7]

Jesse O'Hara's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 18 Won $24,284
2010 Montana House, District 18 Won $0
2008 Montana House, District 18 Won $17,105
2006 Montana House, District 18 Won $17,017
2000 Montana Senate, District 25 Defeated $3,629
1996 Montana Senate, District 25 Defeated $5,162
1990 Montana Senate, District 20 Defeated $7,406
Grand Total Raised $74,603

2012

O'Hara won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, O'Hara raised a total of $19,030.

2010

In 2010, a year in which O'Hara was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations. O'Hara ran unchallenged in both the primary and general elections.[8]

2008

In 2008, a year in which O'Hara was up for re-election, he collected $17,105 in donations. His general election opponent, Laura McGee, raised $2,889 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:


2006

In 2006, a year in which O'Hara won election to House District 18, he collected $17,017 in donations. His general election opponent, Geannine Rapp, raised $20,340 in donations. Owen Robinson raised $17,628 in donations, losing to O'Hara in the primary election.[10]

His largest contributors in 2006 were:

2000

In 2000, a year in which O'Hara ran for election to Senate District 25, he collected $3,629 in donations. His opponent, John Cobb, raised $10,640 in donations, defeating O'Hara in the primary election.[11]

His largest contributors in 2000 were:

1996

In 1996, a year in which O'Hara ran for election to Senate District 25, he collected $5,162 in donations. His opponent, Kenneth Mesaros, raised $14,699 in donations, defeating O'Hara in the primary election.[12]

His largest contributors in 1996 were:

1990

In 1990, a year in which O'Hara ran for election to Senate District 20, he collected $7,406 in donations. His opponent, Steve Doherty, raised $10,839 in donations, defeating O'Hara in the general election.[13]

His largest contributors in 1990 were:

Personal

O'Hara and his wife, Julie, have two children.[1]

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Montana House of Representatives District 18
2007–present
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