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O'Brien told the ''National Journal'' on February 8, 2013 that he was considering a run for the [[New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|U.S. House]], challenging incumbent [[Annie Kuster]] (D).<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2013/02/former-n-h-house-speaker-mulling-kuster-challenge-08 ''National Journal'', "Former N.H. House Speaker Mulling Kuster Challenge," February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.]</ref> However, in the wake of poor fundraising totals, O'Brien announced in August 2013 that he would not run for Congress.<ref>[http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/bill-obrien-drops-congressional-bid/-/16254890/21619588/-/vtuioaz/-/index.html ''WMUR'', "Bill O'Brien drops congressional bid," August 23, 2013]</ref>
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O'Brien told the ''National Journal'' on February 8, 2013 that he was considering a run for the [[New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|U.S. House]], challenging incumbent [[Annie Kuster]] (D).<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2013/02/former-n-h-house-speaker-mulling-kuster-challenge-08 ''National Journal'', "Former N.H. House Speaker Mulling Kuster Challenge," February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013]</ref> However, in the wake of poor fundraising totals, O'Brien announced in August 2013 that he would not run for Congress.<ref>[http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/bill-obrien-drops-congressional-bid/-/16254890/21619588/-/vtuioaz/-/index.html ''WMUR'', "Bill O'Brien drops congressional bid," August 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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William O'Brien
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker of the House
2010 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William L. O'Brien is a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He served as Speaker of the House from 2010 to 2012.

O'Brien served in the House previously, representing Hillsborough 4 from 2004 to 2006.

Biography

O'Brien's professional experience includes working as a lawyer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien did not serve on a committee.

2011-2012

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Rules, Chair

Issues

Affordable Care Act comparisons

In a speech presented at an Americans for Prosperity rally, O'Brien called the federal Affordable Care Act ."..a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 that allowed slave owners to come to New Hampshire and seize African Americans and use the federal courts to take them back to federal … to slave states." After considerable criticism of these comments, O'Brien wrote an op-ed in The Concord Monitor defending his statements. President Barack Obama mentioned these remarks in a speech about two months later, saying that, "You had a state representative somewhere say that it’s as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave Act. Think about that. Affordable health care is worse than a law that lets slave owners get their runaway slaves back. I mean, these are quotes. I’m not making this stuff up." O'Brien responded to Obama by calling him a "rabble-rouser," and continued to defend his original comments as a "fair comparison."[1][2][3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

O'Brien told the National Journal on February 8, 2013 that he was considering a run for the U.S. House, challenging incumbent Annie Kuster (D).[5] However, in the wake of poor fundraising totals, O'Brien announced in August 2013 that he would not run for Congress.[6]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Brien won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5. O'Brien advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Woodbury 27.1% 2,261
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam O'Brien Incumbent 25.4% 2,112
     Democratic Kary Jencks 24.5% 2,042
     Republican Bob Mead 23% 1,916
Total Votes 8,331
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam O'Brien Incumbent 46.5% 700
Bob Mead 31.8% 478
John Quinlan 21.7% 326
Total Votes 1,504

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, O'Brien was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 4 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William O'Brien (R) 3,259
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Holden (R) 3,259
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mead (R) 3,259
Green check mark transparent.png William Condra (R) 3,092
Jennifer Daler (D) 2,497
Andrew French (D) 2,342
Kary Jencks (D) 2,379
Theodore Groh (D) 2,331

2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Brien was elected by finishing third in the Hillsborough 4 District of the New Hampshire House of Representatives taking one of the four potential seats there. O'Brien (3,716) finished behind Robert Mead (3,893) and Linda Foster (3,868). The other candidates were Frank Holden (3,686), William Condra (3,530), Jennifer Daler (3,512), Mary Beth Ayvazian (3,196), and Henry Mullaney (3,170).[9] O'Brien raised $175 for his campaign fund.[10]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mead (R) 3,893
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Foster (D) 3,868
Green check mark transparent.png William O'Brien (R) 3,716
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Holden (R) 3,686
William Condra (R) 3,530
Jennifer Daler (D) 3,512
Mary Beth Ayvazian (D) 3,196
Henry Mullaney (D) 3,170

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for O'Brien is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Brien raised a total of $10,092 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[11]

William O'Brien's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 5 Won $300
2010 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 4 Won $5,246
2008 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 4 Won $175
2006 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 4 Defeated $2,178
2004 New Hampshire House, Hillsborough 4 Won $2,193
Grand Total Raised $10,092

2012

O'Brien won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $300.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William O'Brien's campaign in 2012
Concord Group Insurance$300
Total Raised in 2012$300
Source:Follow the Money

2010

O'Brien New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $5,246.

2008

O'Brien won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $175.

2006

O'Brien lost the election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $2,178.

2004

O'Brien won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, O'Brien raised a total of $2,193.

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