Anthony J. O'Donnell
|Minority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates|
2007 –May 1, 2013
|Preceded by||George C. Edwards|
|Succeeded by||Nic Kipke|
|Member of the MarylandHouseofDelegates |
from the 29C district
January 11, 1995 –July 31, 2016
|Succeeded by||Gerald W. Clark|
|Born||March 7, 1961|
Tony O'Donnell (born March 7, 1961) is an American politician, who represented District 29C in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2016, Governer Larry Hogan appointed him to the Maryland Public Service Commission.
Maryland House of Delegates District 29C is a seat in the lower house of the state's bicameral legislature. It represents Calvert and St. Mary's counties and as of June 2018 is held by Republican Jerry Clark.
Lawrence Joseph Hogan Jr. is an American politician serving as the 62nd Governor of Maryland since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Secretary of Appointments under Governor Bob Ehrlich from 2003 to 2007.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent administrative agency within the state government which regulates public utilities and certain taxi cab and other passenger services in Maryland. Similar to other state Public Utilities Commissions, the Maryland PSC regulates and sets tariff rates for natural gas, electricity distribution, local telephone, water, and sewage disposal companies. The PSC also sets the tariff rates for pilot services for vessels and privately owned toll bridges, approves the construction of electric generating plants and overhead transmission lines with a voltage above 69 kV, and licenses retail natural gas and electricity suppliers. The PSC offices are located in Baltimore in the William Donald Schaefer Building.
O'Donnell attended Middletown Area High School in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Naval Nuclear Propulsion School in 1980. He received his B.S. from Regents College (now known as Excelsior College), University of the State of New York in 1985.
Middletown Area School District, is a small, suburban, public school district located in Middletown, Pennsylvania serving students in a portion of southern Dauphin County. The district includes the boroughs of Middletown and Royalton and Lower Swatara Township in Dauphin County. Middletown Area School District encompasses approximately 17 square miles (44 km2). According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 18,355. By 2010, the district's population declined to 18,084 people. The educational attainment levels for the Middletown Area School District population were 79.2% high school graduates and 13.2% college graduates. The district is one of twelve public school districts operating in Dauphin County and one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania.
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Excelsior College is a private college in Albany, New York. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and comprises three schools: the School of Undergraduate Studies, the School of Graduate Studies and the School of Nursing. It serves mostly non-traditional, adult working students who live across the country and internationally through their online programs.
O'Donnell served in United States Navy, achieving a rank of E-6, from 1979-87. After the Navy, he was a supervisor for the Instrument Modifications Unit at Baltimore Gas & Electric's Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. He received the Edward T. Hall Memorial Award for Outstanding Republican Man of the Year – Calvert County, Calvert County Republican Central Committee in 1993. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Employer Partner award from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2019, making it the third-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force and the United States Army.
The Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP) is a nuclear power plant located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay near Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic United States. It is the only nuclear power plant in the state of Maryland.
O'Donnell was first elected in 1995 into the Maryland House of Delegates for District 29C, which covers parts of Calvert and St. Mary's Counties. He defeated Thomas Michael Pelagatti by 32 votes.He was re-elected in 1998 (59%), 2002 (52%), 2006 (60%), and 2010 (57%).
O'Donnell was Minority Whip in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2003 to 2006, and served as Minority Leader until 2013.In 2010, he was named one of the "Most Influential Maryland Legislators" (Top 20).
Maryland Electric Deregulation is the result of a bill passed in 1999 by the Maryland General Assembly. This bill changed the entire face of the Maryland utility industry.
In November 2011, O'Donnell announced his intention to run for the United States Congress representing Maryland's 5th congressional district currently held by Democratic incumbent Steny Hoyer. The 5th district spans from Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George's and Saint Mary's Counties.
Tony O'Donnell and his wife, Lori, have three children and two grandchildren.
|Anthony J. O'Donnell, Rep.||7,739||60.3%||Won|
|Norma Powers, Dem.||5,091||39.6%||Lost|
|Anthony J. O'Donnell, Rep.||6,027||51.87%||Won|
|Pat Buehler, Dem.||5,586||48.08%||Lost|
|Anthony J. O'Donnell, Rep.||8,401||59%||Won|
|John M. Gott, Dem.||5,772||41%||Lost|
|Anthony J. O'Donnell, Rep.||5,839||50%||Won|
|Thomas Michael Pelagatti, Dem.||5,807||50%||Lost|
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