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Anthony O'Donnell
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 5th Congressional District
Date of primaryApril 3, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maryland House of Delegates District 29C
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 20
Minority Leader, Maryland State House of Delegates
Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$13,852/year
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRegents College, State University of New York (SUNY), 1985
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1979-1987
Date of birthMarch 7, 1961
Place of birthHarrisburg, PA
Office website
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Anthony O'Donnell (b. March 7, 1961) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He has represented District 29C since January 11, 1995 and currently serves as Minority Leader. O'Donnell defeated candidates David Hill and Glenn Troy Morton in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[1]


O'Donnell was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1961. [2] He graduated from the Middletown Area High School and shortly afterward joined the United States Navy. [2]


O'Donnell was a Supervisor with Constellation Energy from 1987-2002, and served in the United States Navy from 1979-1987.

He is Chair of the Calvert County Delegation, and a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures, Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, Taxpayers Protection Caucus, Maryland Rural Caucus, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee of Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Donnell has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Maryland's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

O'Donnell is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 5th District. O'Donnell is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. [4] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. The primary elections will be held on April 3, 2012. Incumbent Steny Hoyer faced opposition from Cathy Johnson Pendleton on the Democratic ticket. O'Donnell faced opposition from David Hill and Anthony O'Donnell on the Republican ticket.

O'Donnell defeated candidates David Hill and Glenn Troy Morton in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[1]


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

O'Donnell defeated Chris Davies (D) and Shawn Quinn (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010 to win re-election.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29C General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony O'Donnell (R) 8,009
Chris Davies (D) 5,610
Shawn Quinn (L) 474


On November 7, 2006, Anthony O'Donnell ran for District 29C of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Norma Powers. [6]

Anthony O'Donnell raised $78,016 for his campaign.[7]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 29C
Candidates Votes Percent
Anthony O'Donnell (R) 7,739 60.3%
Norma Powers (D) 5,091 39.6%
Write-Ins 11 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which O'Donnell was up for re-election, he collected $113,427 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006 Anthony O'Donnell collected $78,016 in donations. [9]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Republican State Central Committee $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $3,400
McGuirewoods $2,500
Henry Waring $2,500
John & Kimberly Greenwell $2,000

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O’Donnell and his wife Lori have three children and two grandchildren. They live in Drum Point in Lusby. [2]

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