Jay O'Brien (Virginia politician)
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 39th district
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
January 8, 1992 – December 5, 2002
|Preceded by||Robert E. Harris|
|Succeeded by||Tim Hugo|
|Born||James Kenneth O'Brien, Jr.
December 10, 1951
Nuremberg, West Germany
|Alma mater||U.S. Military Academy (B.S.)
University of Oklahoma (M.A.)
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1973–1978 (Active)
|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.
- Senate of Virginia - Senator James Kenneth 'Jay' O'Brien Jr. official government site
- Project Vote Smart - Senator James Kenneth 'Jay' O'Brien Jr. (VA) profile
- Follow the Money - James Kenneth 'Jay' O'Brien Jr.
- Washington Post - Senate District 39 Race