Margaret O'Brien

Biographical Information

Born: November 20, 1973 in Kalamazoo
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Nick
Children: Samantha, Tyjon, Duane, Tori
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University
Employment/Military Record: Social work with Catholic Family Services: 1995-2003; Real Estate agent/self employed with RE/MAX Advantage: 2003-present
Community Activities: Mentor with Seita Scholar Program, past coach for Girls on The Run and AYSO; member of Ladies Library Association (Kalamazoo and Schoolcraft), Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS, Home Builders of Greater Kalamazoo, Farm Bureau, Valley Family Church, Kalamazoo Area Runners. Past/present volunteerism includes Catholic Family Services, Kalamazoo County Environmental Health Advisory Council, Kalamazoo Public Schools/Continuing Education for Young Families, Junior Achievement
Religion: Christian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2018)
House Associate Speaker Pro Tempore (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2014)
House (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2014)
Other Offices: Portage City Council 2003-2010; State Representative 2011-2014

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 20th District 2018
General Vote: 48,195 of 113,997 (42%)
Primary Vote: 20,009 of 20,009 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Farm Bureau, County Road Association of Michigan, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Realtors

Michigan Senate 20th District 2014
General Vote: 36,645 of 80,400 (45%)
Primary Vote: 11,342 of 14,650 (77%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Right to Life of Michigan, Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, Small Business Association of Michigan Small BIZ PAC, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Realtors PAC, County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, MTA-PAC, MiBankPAC

Michigan House 61st District 2012
General Vote: 27,726 of 47,602 (58%)
Primary Vote: 7,408 of 7,408 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 61st District 2010
General Vote: 21,917 of 35,586 (61%)
Primary Vote: 10,628 of 10,628 (100%)

Michigan House 61st District 2008
Primary Vote: 3,675 of 8,192 (44%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Political Activities: Local Republican Party Member since 1999, worked on numerous local campaigns

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