Tom O'Halleran

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Tom O'Halleran
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U.S. Representative from Arizona's 1st District
From: January 3, 2017 – present
Predecessor Ann Kirkpatrick
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former State Senator from Arizona's 1st District
From: January 8, 2007 – January 5, 2009
Predecessor Ken Bennett
Successor Steve Pierce
Information
Party Republican (before 2014)
Independent (2014 – 2015)
Democrat (2015 – present)
Spouse(s) Pat O'Halleran
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Thomas Charles “Tom” O'Halleran (born January 24, 1946, age 74) is an establishment Democrat politician currently representing Arizona's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, previously having served in the upper state legislature as a Republican from 2007 to 2009. He is a co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition.

Over the 2020 U.S. presidential election, O'Halleran refused to rescind his endorsement of Joe Biden despite credible allegations of sexual assault made against the latter by Tara Reade.[2]

Arizona Senate

O'Halleran voted in May 2007 in favor of imposing criminal penalties on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.[3]

Sen. O'Halleran sponsored a bill in February 2008 to increase punishments for performing late-term abortions.[4]

In June 2008, O'Halleran voted in favor of statewide legally recognizing marriage as only between one man and one woman.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives

2016 election

O'Halleran ran for and was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2016 with 50.7% of the vote.[6]

2018 election

Rep. O'Halleran was re-elected in 2018, defeating Republican Wendy Rogers with over 50% of the vote.[7]

Tenure

Despite a necessity due to the lack of clarification in the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act,[8] O'Halleran joined the majority of House Democrats in voting against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in January 2018.[9]

O'Halleran voted against cutting wasteful government spending.[10]

Despite claims even months afterward of being supposedly “moderate”,[11] Rep. O'Halleran co-sponsored the far-left Equality Act.[12]

Rep. O'Halleran co-sponsored the Climate Action Now Act.[13]

In July 2019, O'Halleran voted along with all House Democrats in favor of a resolution condemning Donald Trump's “racist” comments.[14]

O'Halleran voted in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019.[15]

Rep. O'Halleran co-sponsored a Democrat-led bill that would remove the ratification deadline for the ERA.[16]

On December 12, 2019, O'Halleran joined his Democrat colleagues in voting for the wishful thinking based H.R.3 bill.[17]

O'Halleran supported[11] and voted in favor of the impeachment coup against Donald Trump.[18]

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