William O'Neill (Ohio judge)
|William M. O'Neill|
|Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
January 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Robert Cupp|
|Ohio Eleventh District Court of Appeals|
February 9, 1997 – June 30, 2007
|Preceded by||Joseph E. Mahoney|
|Succeeded by||Timothy P. Cannon|
May 6, 1947 |
William "Bill" Michael O'Neill (born May 6, 1947) is an American lawyer, judge and political figure. He was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court in 2012, for a term beginning January 2013. He served as an appellate judge on the Ohio Eleventh District Court of Appeals for 10 years. Twice, O'Neill was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative in Ohio's 14th congressional district.
- 1 Education and military service
- 2 Political campaigns
- 3 Personal life
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Education and military service
O'Neill graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1965 and Ohio University in 1969, at which point he joined the U.S. Army. He earned the Bronze Star in Vietnam and retired from the military in 2001 as a lieutenant colonel in the Ohio National Guard. With the help of the G.I. Bill, O'Neill graduated from Cleveland–Marshall College of Law in 1980. He also graduated from Huron School of Nursing as a registered nurse.
1996 Ohio Court of Appeals campaign
2004 Ohio Supreme Court Campaign
2006 Ohio Supreme Court Campaign
In 2006, O'Neill ran against O'Donnell again for a full-term on the Ohio Supreme Court. O'Neill lost again, by over 17%.
2008 Congressional campaign
O'Neill lost in his 2008 bid for Ohio's 14th congressional district seat to incumbent Steve LaTourette by nearly 20%.
2010 Congressional campaign
On February 6, 2010, O'Neill announced that he would be running again as the Democratic nominee for Ohio's 14th congressional district against LaTourette. O'Neill stated during his campaign his desire to expand the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit rail system. O'Neill lost the election by over 33%.
2012 Ohio Supreme Court Campaign
In 2012, for the third time, O'Neill ran for the Ohio Supreme Court. He won a two-way primary against Fanon Rucker, a judge on the Hamilton County Municipal Court. O'Neill received 72% of the vote and carried all but one of Ohio's 88 counties. In the general election, O'Neill defeated incumbent Robert Cupp by four percent.
O'Neill worked as a civil rights lawyer, small business owner, and union organizer. He is a registered nurse in the pediatric emergency department at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
- Meet Bill | O Neill '08 for Congress
- Marshall, Aaron (November 8, 2012). "Ohio Supreme Court candidate who shunned donations ends up victorious". The Plain Dealer.
- Wendel, Kim (November 11, 2012). "Chagrin Falls: Veterans honored on Veteran's Day". WKYC.
- Alcorn, William K. (November 6, 1996). "Campbell's wins Logan's unexpired term". The Vindicator.
- The Plain Dealer, November 6, 1996 - APPEALS COURT JOB GOES TO O'NEILL
- "Elections & Voting". Justice of the Supreme Court - Unexpired Term: November 2, 2004. Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- "Elections & Voting". Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Term beginning January 1, 2007: November 7, 2006. Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- "Elections & Voting: Representative to Congress: November 4, 2008". U.S. Representative - District 14. Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- FEDERAL ELECTIONS 2008. Federal Elections Commission. Washington, DC. July 2009
- "Bill O’Neill announces another run against U.S. Rep. LaTourette » Local News » The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio". Starbeacon.com. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- "VIDEO : OhioDaily Interviews 14th Congressional Candidate Bill O'Neill | OhioDaily". Ohiodailyblog.com. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- "Home | Bill O'Neill for Congress | 2010". Oneill.publishpath.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- "Elections & Voting: Representative to Congress: November 2, 2010". U.S. Representative - District 14. Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- "Election results 2012: Votes for Ohio Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges". Cleveland.com (Associated Press). November 12, 2012.
- Bill O'Neill for U.S. Congress official campaign site
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Bill O'Neill on the Open Directory Project
- "Justice William M. O'Neill". The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial System. Retrieved 2013-06-25.