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|U.S. Senate, Mississippi|
|Bachelor's||William Carey University (1981)|
|Master's||William Carey University (1996, 1999)|
|Place of birth||Canton, Mississippi|
|Profession||Motion Picture Producer/Business Consultant|
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.
- Masters, William Carey University, 1999
- Masters, William Carey University, 1996
- BS, William Carey University, 1981
- BA, William Carey University, 1981
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.
|Mississippi Treasurer, 2011|
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.
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. The national Reform Party organization does not support O'Hara.
- CNN "Mississippi Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Shawn O'Hara," retrieved July 16, 2011
- Hattiesburg American, "Coast forum attracts governor candidates," June 30, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidates for Statewide Office -- 2011," accessed August 5, 2011.
- Reform Party National Committee, "Candidates," accessed August 5, 2011.
- FEC "Reports Images," Accessed July 9, 2012