Michael O'Brien, New Hampshire Representative

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Michael O'Brien
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 36
Incumbent
In office
December 5, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26
2006 - 2010
Websites
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Michael B. O'Brien is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

O'Brien served in the House previously, representing Hillsborough 26 from 2006 to 2010.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Works and Highways

2009-2010

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2009
Transportation

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbent Linda Harriott-Gathright, incumbent Martin Jack and incumbent Michael O'Brien were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Willard L. Brown, Joseph Krasucki and Bill Ohm defeated Barbie Mahoney and Paul Pakenham in the Republican primary. Harriott-Gathright, Jack, O'Brien, Brown, Krasucki and Ohm will face off in the general election.[2]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 36 District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Ohm 34.4% 394
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Krasucki 21.1% 242
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Brown 18.8% 216
Barbie Mahoney 14.8% 170
Paul Pakenham 10.9% 125
Total Votes 1,147

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Brien won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 36. O'Brien was unopposed in the September 11 primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael O'Brien 19.8% 2,352
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Harriott-Gathright 17.4% 2,075
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Jack 17.3% 2,063
     Republican Bill Ohm Incumbent 16.8% 2,002
     Republican David Robbins Incumbent 14.6% 1,744
     Republican Willard Brown 14% 1,671
Total Votes 11,907

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Brien failed to advance past the November 2, 2010, general election.

O'Brien advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced Arthur Douzanis (D), incumbent Angeline Kopka (D), incumbent Joan Schulze (D), incumbent John Kelley (D), incumbent Carolyn Lisle (D), incumbent Brian Poznanski (D), incumbent Roland LaPlante (D), incumbent Peter Silva (R), Linda Harriott-Gathright (D), Tom Finnerty (D), Barry Palmer (R), Bill Ohm (R), Kevin Brown (R), Randall Whitehead (R), David Robbins (R), Michael Reed (R), Joseph Krasucki (R), James Summers (R), and Don LeBrun (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Silva (R) 4,554
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Brown (R) 4,238
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ohm (R) 4,152
Green check mark transparent.png Randall Whitehead (R) 4,010
Green check mark transparent.png Barry Palmer (R) 3,977
Green check mark transparent.png Don LeBrun (R) 3,920
Green check mark transparent.png David Robbins (R) 3,758
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Reed (R) 3,749
Green check mark transparent.png James Summers (R) 3,637
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Krasucki (R) 3,601
Angeline Kopka (d) 3,531
Brian Poznanski (D) 3,384
Michael O'Brien (D) 3,266
John Kelley (D) 3,193
Carolyn Lisle (D) 2,968
Arthur Douzanis (D) 2,936
Roland LaPlante (D) 2,911
Tom Finnerty (D) 2,943
Linda Harriott-Gathright (D) 2,868
Richard Thompson (D) 2,696

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Michael O'Brien won one of the 10 available seats in the Hillsborough 26 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, receiving 5,347 votes.

O'Brien raised $1,000 for his campaign.[5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 26
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Angeline Kopka (D) 5,869
Green check mark transparent.png John Kelley (D) 5,793
Green check mark transparent.png Kimberly Shaw (D) 5,754
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Silva (R) 5,743
Green check mark transparent.png Michael O'Brien (D) 5,347
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Poznanski (D) 5,291
Green check mark transparent.png Pamela Price (R) 5,242
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Schulze (D) 5,222
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Lisle (D) 4,960
Green check mark transparent.png Roland LaPlante (D) 4,908
Robert Thompson (D) 4,748
Sue Murotake (R) 4,711
Mosher (R) 4,667
Stephen Palmer (R) 4,564
Roy Ferreira (R) 4,540
Yanko (R) 4,390
Bowker (R) 4,342
Cernota (R) 4,335
John Lisle (D) 4,285
Mary Allen (R) 4,180
Others 60

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for O'Brien is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Brien raised a total of $1,750 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[6]

Michael O'Brien's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 36 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 26 Defeated $0
2008 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 26 Won $1,000
2006 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 26 Won $750
Grand Total Raised $1,750

2012

O'Brien won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $0.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael O'Brien's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

O'Brien lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $0.

2008

O'Brien won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $1,000.

2006

O'Brien won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $750.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

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Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough District 26
2006-2010
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