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Shawn O'Hara
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Mississippi
PartyReform Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Shawn O'Hara was a 2014 Reform Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi.[1] He lost to incumbent Thad Cochran (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

O'Hara had previously been a Reform Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi in 2012. He lost in the general election.[2]

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


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



See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2014

O'Hara ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Mississippi. He lost to incumbent Thad Cochran (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran Incumbent 59.9% 378,481
     Democratic Travis Childers 37.9% 239,439
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 2.2% 13,938
Total Votes 631,858
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State Official Results


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]



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
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


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]

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