Tom O'Halleran

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Tom O'Halleran
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 1st district
In office
2007–2009
Preceded by Ken Bennett
Succeeded by Steve Pierce
Personal details
Born (1946-01-24) January 24, 1946 (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican (until 2014)
Independent (2014-2015)
Democratic (2015–present)
Spouse(s) Pat
Religion Roman Catholic

Tom O'Halleran is a Democratic politician from Arizona who is currently a candidate for Arizona's 1st congressional district in the 2016 election.

O'Halleran formerly served as a Republican in the Arizona State Legislature. He represented the 1st District in the Senate from 2007 to 2009, but was unseated by primary challenger Steve Pierce during the 2008 election cycle. Prior to that, he served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 through 2006. O'Halleran is a former Sedona, Arizona police officer.[1]

In 2014 he resigned from the Republican Party, citing the party's policies on education, water and child welfare as reasons for his departure. He then stood for election in the 1st District as an Independent, losing 3%.[2]

After leaving the Arizona State Legislature, O'Halleran hosted a radio show in Sedona.[3]

2016 U.S. House campaign

On August 6, 2015, O'Halleran announced his candidacy as a Democrat for Arizona's 1st congressional district.[4]

As of October 21, 2015, O'Halleran had raised $120,000 and had most of it on hand.[5]

References

  1. Sanders, Rebekah (September 17, 2015). "Former Republican Tom O'Halleran sews up Democratic support". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 1 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Tom O'Halleran". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 1 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Bell, David (August 7, 2015). "Former state Rep. O'Halleran joins CD1 candidate field". Eastern Arizona Courier. Retrieved 1 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "O'Halleran announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District". Arizona Capitol Times. Associated Press. August 5, 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Money Flows to Arizona Congressional Campaigns". news.azpm.org. Retrieved 2015-10-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Arizona Senate
Preceded by
Ken Bennett
Member of the Arizona Senate for the 1st District
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
Steve Pierce