|New York State Senate District 55|
|January 1, 2013 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business|
|• Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
|• Local Government|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
O'Brien ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 55. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. O'Brien defeated Sean T. Hanna (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Senate, District 55, General Election, 2012|
O'Brien stated the following as his priorities: "- End taxpayer subsidies for corporations that outsource jobs overseas. - Fight to lower property taxes so middle class families can afford to live in our communities. - Pass the New York Fair Pay Act so that women and men who do the same job receive the same pay. - Raise the minimum wage so that hardworking families have a better quality of life and more cash to spend in local businesses. - Provide incentives for small businesses that create good, local jobs."
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James Alesi (R)
|New York Senate District 55
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