Jesse O'Hara

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Jesse O'Hara
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Montana House of Representatives, District 18
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana, Missoula, 1966
Master'sMontana State University, Billings, 1975
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard/United States Army Reserve
Years of service10
Personal
Birthday11/15/1943
Place of birthLarimore, ND
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jesse O'Hara (b. November 15, 1943) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 18th District since 2007.

O'Hara's earned his BA from the University of Montana - Missoula in 1966, MA from Montana State University - Billings in 1975, and is certified as a school superintendent.[1]


Issues

Campaign themes

2012

When asked by KRTV in Great Falls what the top issue for his district was, O'Hara responded, "If we get our economy rolling a little bit more...and I think we're in a better state than most because of our oil and gas and our natural resources. Coal has got some big potential, if we don't damage that. I think the economy and jobs is number one and I think most people would agree with that."[2]


Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Hara served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications, Vice Chair
Legislative Administration
State Administration

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Hara served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jesse O'Hara endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Hara won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 18. O'Hara defeated Randy Pinocci in the June 5 primary election and defeated Colter McCarty (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJesse O'Hara Incumbent 66.1% 3,412
     Democratic Colter McCarty 33.9% 1,752
Total Votes 5,164
Montana House of Representatives, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJesse O'Hara Incumbent 55.5% 1,186
Randy Pinocci 44.5% 950
Total Votes 2,136

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 O'Hara won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008 Jesse O'Hara won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 18, receiving 3,516 votes.

O'Hara raised $17,105 for his campaign.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 18, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJesse O'Hara Incumbent 67.1% 3,516
     Democratic Laura McGee 32.9% 1,722
Total Votes 5,238

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which O'Hara was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations. O'Hara ran unchallenged both the primary and general election.[7]

2008

In 2008, a year in which O'Hara was up for re-election, he collected $17,105 in donations. His general election opponent, Laura McGee, raised $2,889 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jesse O'Hara's campaign in 2008
Holman, H L$320
Erck, Ruby$320
Taylor, Bemma$320
Lee, Linda A$200
Wahlert, Lynne$195
Total Raised in 2008 $17,105

2006

In 2006, a year in which O'Hara won election to House District 18, he collected $17,017 in donations. His general election opponent, Geannine Rapp, raised $20,340 in donations. Owen Robinson raised $17,628 in donations, losing to O'Hara in the primary election.[9]

His largest contributors in 2006 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2006 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jesse O'Hara's campaign in 2006
Palagi, Kenneth C$260
Himmelberg, William$200
Olson, Richard K$200
Kudrna, Jonathan$150
Morin, James$150
Total Raised in 2006 $17,017

2000

In 2000, a year in which O'Hara ran for election to Senate District 25, he collected $3,629 in donations. His opponent, John Cobb, raised $10,640 in donations, defeating O'Hara in the primary election.[10]

His largest contributors in 2000 were:

Montana State Senate 2000 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jesse O'Hara's campaign in 2000
Ohara, Jesse$1,919
Montana Right To Life Association$100
Vidal, James$100
Mcmenamy, Joseph W$100
Tierney, Gregory S$100
Total Raised in 2000 $3,629

1996

In 1996, a year in which O'Hara ran for election to Senate District 25, he collected $5,162 in donations. His opponent, Kenneth Mesaros, raised $14,699 in donations, defeating O'Hara in the primary election.[11]

His largest contributors in 1996 were:

1990

In 1990, a year in which O'Hara ran for election to Senate District 20, he collected $7,406 in donations. His opponent, Steve Doherty, raised $10,839 in donations, defeating O'Hara in the general election.[12]

His largest contributors in 1990 were:

Personal

O'Hara and his wife, Julie, have two children.[1]

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 18
2007–present
Succeeded by
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