Jay O'Brien (Virginia politician)

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Jay O'Brien
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 39th district
In office
December 5, 2002 – January 9, 2008
Preceded by Madison Marye
Succeeded by George Barker
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 40th district
In office
January 8, 1992 – December 5, 2002
Preceded by Robert E. Harris
Succeeded by Tim Hugo
Personal details
Born James Kenneth O'Brien, Jr.
(1951-12-10) December 10, 1951 (age 65)
Nuremberg, West Germany
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sevea Staves
Alma mater U.S. Military Academy (B.S.)
University of Oklahoma (M.A.)
Profession businessman
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1973–1978 (Active)
1978–2006 (Reserve)
Rank Colonel
Unit U.S. Army Reserve

James Kenneth "Jay" O'Brien, Jr. (born December 10, 1951) was a Republican member of the Virginia Senate, representing the 39th District from 2003 through 2007. Previously he was a Delegate of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1993 through 2002. O'Brien was defeated in his bid for re-election in 2007, losing in a close race to Democrat George Barker.


O'Brien was born in Nuremberg, Germany on December 10, 1951 to Jim and Mary O'Brien. Along with his father and two brothers, Dennis and Michael, he attended the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1973. He then went on to graduate school at University of Oklahoma where he mastered in Public Administration.

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