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William O'Brien (Rhode Island)

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William O'Brien
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Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,185.95/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRhode Island College
Personal
ProfessionMath teacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William W. O'Brien is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

O'Brien earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Rhode Island College. His professional experience includes working as a math teacher at Hope High School in Providence.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Brien served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources
Health, Education and Welfare

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his website, O'Brien stated that he, "supports the increased use of wind power for Rhode Island. He will also work to pass legislation protecting consumers from predatory lenders."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Brien won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 54. O'Brien defeated Lance Mantia and David Pellegrino in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated Kenneth Amoriggi II in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam O'Brien 55.7% 3,356
     Independent Kenneth Amoriggi II 43.9% 2,647
     Other Write-in 0.4% 25
Total Votes 6,028
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam O'Brien 40.4% 868
David Pellegrino 37.4% 805
Lance Mantia 22.2% 477
Total Votes 2,150

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Brien was a Democratic candidate for District 54 of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The primary election took place on September 14, 2010, and the general election took place on November 2, 2010. He was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary by Gregory Schadone on September 14, 2010.[3][4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for William O'Brien is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, William O'Brien raised a total of $32,200 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 9, 2013.[5]

William O'Brien's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54 Won $18,350
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 54 Defeated $13,850
Grand Total Raised $32,200

2012

William O'Brien won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, William O'Brien raised a total of $18,350.

2010

William O'Brien won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, William O'Brien raised a total of $13,850.

Controversies

In August 2012 it was reported that O'Brien took material for his campaign website directly from the website of Georgia Senator Jason Carter (D), the grandson of Jimmy Carter. While the two both admit that they are friends and the content is not taken without permission, O'Brien stated, "Looking back at it, I wish I didn’t do it, but this is not plagiarism. I had 100 percent permission to use that material. There’s nothing wrong with using statements that came from a friend that you agree with."

One of his primary opponents, David Pellegrino, was critical of upon hearing the news, saying "If he can’t come up with his own ideas what’s he going to do if he gets to the Statehouse? These could be great ideas. My friends have great ideas, but they’re not the ones running for office."[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gregory Schadone (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 54
2013–present
Succeeded by
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