|Pennsylvania State Senate District 13|
|Manheim Township School Board of Directors|
|Bachelor's||University of Scranton|
|Profession||Rite Aid Corp.|
O'Brien ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 13. O'Brien ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was defeated by incumbent Lloyd Smucker (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Lloyd Smucker Incumbent||55.7%||64,153|
O'Brien has stated: "The Keystone state is a vital component in the nation’s economic engine. In a world where China, India and others are emerging as global economic powers, we must prepare students to compete in this climate, we must understand the benefits of keeping taxes low while still calling for corporations to contribute their fair share, and we must understand that we’re all in this fight together."
O'Brien and his wife Jan have three children.
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- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 General Primary," accessed March 11, 2014
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