|County Clerk of Nassau County|
|Preceded by||Karen Murphy|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 17th district
|Preceded by||Michael Balboni|
|Succeeded by||Thomas McKevitt|
|Born||1950/1951 (age 63–64)|
|Residence||East Williston, New York|
|Alma mater||St. Joseph's College
St. John's Law School
|Profession||nurse, lawyer, politician|
Maureen C. O'Connell (born May 23, 1950) is the County Clerk of Nassau County, New York, an adjunct faculty member of the Adelphi University School of Nursing, and a member of the School of Nursing Advisory Boards of Nassau Community College, Molloy College, and State University of New York at Farmingdale.
O'Connell attended Mineola High School. A registered nurse, she is a graduate of the Flushing Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing and holds a B.S. in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph's College. O'Connell is also an attorney, with a Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law.
Prior to her taking office as County Clerk on January 1, 2006, O'Connell served as the first woman to be sent by the 17th District to the New York State Assembly, where she served as ranking member of the Assembly’s Health Committee and on the Judiciary, Insurance and Ethics Committees. She was also a member of the Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) taskforce on sex crimes and violence against women and children. She serves on the Board of Directors of the St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association and the Maternity & Early Childhood Foundation.
In January 2007, O'Connell was selected as the Republican, Conservative, and Independence candidate for the open 7th State Senatorial District in a special election, called by Governor Eliot Spitzer to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Senator Michael A.L. Balboni. Her opponent was Democrat Craig Johnson, a County Legislator who was strongly endorsed by former governor Eliot Spitzer. The polls closed February 6, 2007 with Johnson defeating O'Connell.
O'Connell lives in East Williston with her husband Don. They have one son, Donald Jr.
New York State election results
Maureen C. O'Connell (REP - CON) ... 25,124 Richard V. Mannheimer (DEM - LIB) ... 10,389 Joseph Cascio (RTL) ... 1,311
Maureen C. O'Connell (REP - IND - CON) ... 28,804 Emil L. Samuels (DEM - LIB - WOR) ... 16,829 Walter J. Beagan (RTL) ... 1,588 Elizabeth L. Henley (GRE) ... 372
Maureen C. O'Connell (REP - IND - CON) ... 25,965 Thomas E. Sobczak (DEM) ... 10,494 Joseph P. Cascio (RTL) ... 1,138 Jacqueline A. Maron (LIB) ... 189
- "As Island Candidates Near the Finish Line, a Roll Call, Please". The New York Times. November 1, 1998. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
Maureen C. O'Connell, Republican, 47
- "Maureen O'Connell biography". Office of the Nassau County Clerk. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 3, 1998" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 15, 1998. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 7, 2000" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 11, 2000. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 5, 2002" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2002. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2004" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 6, 2004. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "Special Election Results, 7th Senate District: February 6, 2007" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
|New York Assembly|
|New York State Assembly, 17th District
|Nassau County Clerk