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Shawn O'Hara
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Mississippi
PartyReform Party
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Shawn O'Hara is a 2014 Reform Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi.[1]

O'Hara was previously a Reform Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi. He lost in the general election.[2]

He previously ran for Treasurer and Governor in 2011, but was removed from the governor's race ballot before the general election.
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Biography

O'Hara is a self-employed motion picture producer and business consultant. He has unsuccessfully ran for office on many occasions, running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and for Mississippi Governor in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2011. O'Hara has also sought election to the U.S. Senate and as mayor of Hattiesburg, MS.[3]

Education

  • Master's, William Carey University, 1999
  • Master's, William Carey University, 1996
  • B.S., William Carey University, 1981
  • B.A., William Carey University, 1981

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2014

O'Hara is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Mississippi. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012

O'Hara ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Mississippi. He ran on the Reform Party ticket and faced incumbent Roger Wicker, Albert N. Gore and Thomas Cramer in the November 6 general election. Wicker won.[2]

2011

Treasurer

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

O'Hara ran as a Reform Party candidate for Treasurer. He fell to Democrat Connie Moran and Republican Lynn Fitch in the November 8, 2011 general election.

Mississippi Treasurer, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Fitch 58.8% 513,132
     Democratic Connie Moran 38.2% 333,267
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 3% 26,421
Total Votes 872,820


Controversies

At a gubernatorial candidate forum in late June 2011, O'Hara said he supported a "personhood" initiative for the November 8 ballot, saying that abortion was like giving the middle finger to God.[4]

There was a dispute as to whether or not O'Hara was a Reform Party candidate. Two separate organizations claim to represent the Reform Party of Mississippi - ultimately the Mississippi Secretary of State decided to allow O'Hara to run for treasurer on the Reform ticket.[5] The national Reform Party organization does not support O'Hara.[6]

Campaign donors

2012

No campaign donor information available.[7][8]

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