Shawn O'Hara

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Shawn O'Hara
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Mississippi
PartyReform Party
Bachelor'sWilliam Carey University (1981)
Master'sWilliam Carey University (1996, 1999)
Date of birth1958
Place of birthCanton, Mississippi
ProfessionMotion Picture Producer/Business Consultant
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Shawn O'Hara (b. 1958) was a Reform Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi. He lost in the general election.[1]

He previously ran for Treasurer in 2011.


O'Hara is a self-employed motion picture producer and business consultant. He has unsuccessfully ran for office on many occasions, the most recent being for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. He ran for Mississippi Governor in 1991, 1995, 1999, and 2003, and has also sought election to the U.S. Senate and as mayor of Hattiesburg.[2]


  • Masters, William Carey University, 1999
  • Masters, William Carey University, 1996
  • BS, William Carey University, 1981
  • BA, William Carey University, 1981



See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012

O'Hara ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Mississippi. He ran on the Reform Party ticket and faced incumbent Roger Wicker, Albert N. Gore, and Thomas Cramer in the November 6 general election. Wicker won.[1]



See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

O'Hara ran as a Reform Party candidate for Treasurer. He fell to Democrat Connie Moran and Republican Lynn Fitch in the November 8, 2011 general election.

Mississippi Treasurer, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Fitch 58.8% 513,132
     Democratic Connie Moran 38.2% 333,267
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 3% 26,421
Total Votes 872,820
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


At a gubernatorial candidate forum in late June 2011, O'Hara said he supported a "personhood" initiative for the November 8 ballot, saying that abortion was like giving the middle finger to God.[3]

There was a dispute as to whether or not O'Hara was a Reform Party candidate. Two separate organizations claim to represent the Reform Party of Mississippi - ultimately the Mississippi Secretary of State decided to allow O'Hara to run for treasurer on the Reform ticket.[4] The national Reform Party organization does not support O'Hara.[5]

Campaign donors



See also

Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2011
Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011
Gubernatorial elections, 2011
Governor of Mississippi
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi

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