O'Brien passes away following heart attack

O'Brien passes away following heart attack

After numerous health battles, Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Philadelphia) passed away of a heart attack early this morning. He was 64 years old.

Lawmakers remembered O'Brien as a passionate and conscientious lawmaker who stood up for his Old City district by winning education and development dollars as well as fighting for equality well before identity became a Democratic plank.
Monday, October 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

At a nominating convention Saturday, Allegheny County Republicans named Lori Mizgorski, a Shaler Township Commissioner, their new candidate for the 30th Legislative District. The seat is currently held by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny), who announced July 3 that he was not running for reelection. Mizgorski also works in English’s district office.

Mizgorski joins Mary Isaacson, chief of staff to Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Philadelphia), as behind-the-scenes personnel who after post-primary retirements, are vying for their former bosses's jobs.

Monday, July 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

First elected in 2006, Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Philadelphia) will not run for reelection this year.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Department of State lists him as “withdrawn” on its website. The development was first reported by City and State PA.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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