|Pennsylvania State House District 29|
|2003 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University|
|Associate's||Bucks County Community College|
O'Neill has served as Township Supervisor/Chair of the Warminster Township.
O'Neill earned his A.S. from Bucks County Community College, his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his Master's of Education from Temple University. His professional experience includes working as a special education teacher for William Tennent High School of the Centennial School District, as Deputy State Constable for the Warminster Township, as a migrant program consultant and as a counselor for Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Neill served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Secretary|
|• Human Services|
|• Professional Licensure|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Neill served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Neill served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Labor Relations|
|• Professional Licensure|
During a debate over Voter ID legislation in the House on June 23, 2011, O'Neill said he showed up to vote during an election only to find someone had signed in as him and was able to vote. He stated, “someone had taken my identity and they had voted for me, and they were able to vote for me because there was no identification.”
Some Republicans used O'Neill's story as proof of in-person voting fraud. However, in August 2012, O'Neill said that his original comments were not completely accurate. While his initial comments inferred that the election he was talking about was the 2002 Republican primary for the 29th legislative district, it was actually about an election in the early 1990s. Additionally, he stated "I ended up being able to vote. Somehow, they figured out it was human error."
O'Neill ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 29. O'Neill ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Brian Monroe (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bernard O'Neill Incumbent||58.3%||20,970|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 29|
|Bernard O'Neill (R)||16,837||63.6%|
|Frank Feinberg (D)||9,640||36.4%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29|
|Bernie O'Neill (R)||21,431||59.4%|
|Brad Kirsch (D)||14,633||40.6%|
Comprehensive donor information for Bernard O'Neill is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bernard O'Neill raised a total of $565,246 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Bernard O'Neill's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29||$63,138|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29||$36,022|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29||$59,203|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29||$48,184|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29||$52,509|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 29||$306,190|
|Grand Total Raised||$565,246|
2012Bernard O'Neill won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bernard O'Neill raised a total of $63,138.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bernard O'Neill's campaign in 2012|
|Good Jobs Pennsylvania Pac||$20,000|
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$9,673|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$2,300|
|Pennsylvania Bankers Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$63,138|
|Source:Follow the Money|
O'Neill raised $36,022 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$8,492|
|Pennsylvania Society Of Anesthesiologists||$1,500|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$1,500|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$1,000|
|Eugene Digirolamo Friends Of Gene Digirolamo||$1,000|
|Poprik, John T||$1,000|
|Pennsylvania Medical Society||$1,000|
|Pennsylvania State Troopers Association||$1,000|
O'Neill has a wife, Linda.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Bernard + O'Neill + Pennsylvania + House"
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Bernard O'Neill
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Herald Mail, "Pa. lawmaker changes his story about voter fraud," August 24, 2012
- Philly.com, "Colleague slaps voter-ID sponsor," August 24, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- followthemoney.org, "Oneill, Bernie" Accessed September 11, 2013
- Follow the Money, 2010 campaign contributors to Bernard O'Neill
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