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James K. "Jay" O'Brien Jr.

Member From: 1992 - December 5, 2002

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  • Birth Date: 1951 Birth Place:Nuremberg, Germany
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Sevea Grace Staves
  • Children: Kerry Maureen, James Kenneth III, Benen Patrick, Sean Patrick, and Kiernan Kevin
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  • Education: United States Military Academy; NY (B.S.; Engineering; 1973) University of Oklahoma; OK (M.A.; Public Affairs; 1978)
  • Military Service: USA (Infantry Officer, 1973-78) USAR (Colonel, 1993ñ)
  • Occupation/Profession: Self-employed (office furniture business)
  • Memberships/Affiliations: St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Fairfax Rotary Occoquan Watershed Coalition Reserve Officers Association Knights of Columbus West Point Association of Graduates American Legion Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Izaak Walton League Fairfax County Republican Committee
  • Awards: Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary's Award Army Commendation Medal Airborne, Ranger, Expert Infantryman Badge
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Senate of Virginia (2002-2008)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1992 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Conservation and Natural Resources
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
1993 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Conservation and Natural Resources
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
1994 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Education
General Laws
Mining and Mineral Resources
1995 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Education
General Laws
Mining and Mineral Resources
1996 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Education
General Laws
Mining and Mineral Resources
1997 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Education
General Laws
Mining and Mineral Resources
1998 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Mining and Mineral Resources (Co Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Education
General Laws
Labor and Commerce
1999 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Mining and Mineral Resources (Co Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Education
General Laws
Labor and Commerce
2000 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Mining and Mineral Resources (Co Chair)
Education
General Laws
Privileges and Elections
Science and Technology
2001 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Mining and Mineral Resources (Co Chair)
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
General Laws
Privileges and Elections
2002 County of Fairfax (part) 40 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
General Laws P
rivileges and Elections

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