Robert O'Leary

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Robert O’Leary
Massachusetts State Senate Cape and Islands
Former member
Term in office began
2001
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Professor / Senator
Robert O'Leary was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate. He represented the Cape and Islands district from 2001 to 2011. O'Leary's political experience began in 1987 as the Barnstable County Commission.

O'Leary is a history and politics professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He began working as a professor in 1975 and currently continues to do so.

O'Leary earned his Bachelors degree in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and his MPA at Harvard University. He later acquired his PhD at Tufts University.[1]

Organizations

Robert O'Leary has served on one organization, Cape Cod National Seashore, as part of the advisory council.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

O'Leary is involved with a number of non-legislative committees, including the Barnstable Civic Association, Cape Cod Commission, House Education Committee, and State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Committees

Robert O'Leary currently serves on a number of legislative committees, including the Community Development and Small Business Committee, the Education Committee, the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee, the Federal Stimulus Oversight Committee, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee, the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee, and the State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee.

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Leary won re-election for the Senate election for the Cape and Islands district.[2] In this election he raised $14,944; of that total $14,694 (98.3%) was from in state contributions and $250 (1.7%) was from out of state contributions.[3]

Massachusetts State Senate - Cape and Islands district
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Robert O'Leary (D) 74,354
All Others 389
Blanks 26,643

2006

On November 7, 2006 O'Leary won re-election for the Senate election for the Cape and Islands district.[4] He raised $72,167-; of that total $65,792 (91.2%) was from in-state contributions and $6,275 (8.7%) was from out of state contributions. [5]

Massachusetts State Senate - Cape and Islands district
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Robert O'Leary (D) 48,212
Ricardo Barros (R) 27,918
All Others 27
Blanks 3,399

2004

On November 2, 2004 Robert O'Leary was re-elected in the Senate election for the Cape and Islands district.[6] He raised $298,101-; of that total $286,556 (96.2%) was from in-state contributions and $11,174 (3.8%) was from out of state contributions. [7]

Massachusetts State Senate - Cape and Island district
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Robery O'Leary (D) 55,119
Gail Lese (R) 38,331
Luiz Gonzaga (unenrolled) 38,859
All Others 22
Blanks 3,962

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Robert O’Leary collected $14,944 in donations. [8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $500
Gretchen Reilly $500
Daniel Wolf $500
Massachusetts Corrections Officers Federal Union $500

Personal

Robert O'Leary was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and raised in Cummaquid, Massachusetts. He has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Cape and Islands
2001–2011
Succeeded by
Daniel Wolf