Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative

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Michael O'Brien
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Pennsylvania State House District 175
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Personal website
Campaign website
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Michael H. O'Brien is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 175. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

O'Brien attended LaSalle University. His professional experience includes working as the Chief of Staff for State Representative Marie Lederer from 1994 to 2004.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education
Health
State Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Brien served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Michael O'Brien defeated Sean Sullivan in the Democratic primary. O'Brien is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

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. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael O'Brien Incumbent 100% 24,577
Total Votes 24,577

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 175
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael O'Brien (D) 13,006 79.5%
Louis Schwartz (R) 3,347 20.5%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Brien won re-election to District 175 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 24,465 votes while running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175
Candidates Votes Percent
Michael H. O'Brien (D) Green check mark transparent.png 24,465 100.0%

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Michael O'Brien's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175 Won $81,508
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175 Won $111,630
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175 Won $92,755
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 175 Won $185,510
Grand Total Raised $471,403

2012

Michael 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
Sumschick, Martin$2,500
Crisci Associates$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$81,508
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, O'Brien received $111,630 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative's campaign in 2010
Yuron, Micheal$5,000
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

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Pennsylvania

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

O'Brien and his wife, Rita, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 175
2005–present
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