Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative
|Pennsylvania State House District 175|
|2007 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
O'Brien attended LaSalle University. His professional experience includes working as the Chief of Staff for State Representative Marie Lederer from 1994 to 2004.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• State Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Brien served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Gaming Oversight|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Brien served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Liquor Control|
|• State Government, Vice Chair|
|• Urban Affairs|
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Michael O'Brien will face Sean Sullivan in the Democratic primary.
O'Brien ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 175. O'Brien ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Michael O'Brien Incumbent||100%||24,577|
O'Brien won re-election to District 175 in 2010. He defeated Daryl LaFountain in the primary election, receiving 4,659 votes while LaFountain received 1,207. O'Brien defeated Republican Louis Schwartz in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 175|
|Michael O'Brien (D)||13,006||79.5%|
|Louis Schwartz (R)||3,347||20.5%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175|
|Michael H. O'Brien (D)||24,465||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for Michael O'Brien is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Michael O'Brien raised a total of $471,403 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Michael O'Brien's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175||$81,508|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175||$111,630|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175||$92,755|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175||$185,510|
|Grand Total Raised||$471,403|
2012Michael O'Brien won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael O'Brien raised a total of $81,508.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative's campaign in 2012|
|Anderson, James J||$5,000|
|Steamfitters Local 420||$3,000|
|T, P F||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$81,508|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, O'Brien received $111,630 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative's campaign in 2010|
|Plumbers Local 690||$4,000|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$3,750|
|Ironworkers Local 401||$3,500|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||$3,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$111,630|
O'Brien and his wife, Rita, have two children.
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Pennsylvania Department of State, “2014 Unofficial Candidate Listing,” accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "O'Brien, Michael" Accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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