Rep. O'Brien speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. O'Brien speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. O'Brien surrounded by family after taking oath of office
Rep. O'Brien surrounded by family after taking oath of office
 Rep. O'Brien during House session
Rep. O'Brien during House session
Rep. O'Brien is sworn in as State Representative
Rep. O'Brien is sworn in as State Representative

For Representative Michael O’Brien, public service means more than a title; it is a way of life.  O’Brien’s experience in community leadership, from county and city governments to working with schools and law enforcement, gives him a deep understanding of the needs of the people living and working in the 64th District. He brings his decades-long experience with him to Columbus and looks forward to fighting for the hardworking people in the 64th District.

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03.07.18 - Mahoning Valley Reps. Announce Nearly $30 Million For Local Community Projects


State Reps. John Boccieri (D-Poland), Mike O’Brien (D-Warren), Glenn W. Holmes (D-Girard) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 529, the state’s biennial capital budget bill. HB 529 makes a $2.6 billion investment in Ohio communities with over $600 million for K-12 schools and $480 million for universities, $350 million for local infrastructure projects through the Public Works Commission and $147 million for local community projects. 


03.06.18 - O'Brien: Real State Of The State Shows Ohio Losing Ground To Too Many Other States


Ohio House Democratic lawmakers this evening responded to Gov. Kasich’s annual State of the State address in Westerville, Ohio. Though the governor touted a comeback for the Buckeye State, House Democrats noted that Ohioans disproportionately face lower quality-of-life standards than the rest of the nation. 


05.18.17 - O'Brien: Workers Forced To Pay For Boss' Mistakes In Ohio Workers' Comp Bill


State Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) yesterday voted “no” on the Republican-led charge to restrict worker’s access to healthcare and benefits through the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget bill, House Bill 27. The bill passed the House Insurance Committee and the House Finance Committee on a party-line vote Tuesday. 

“Instead of moving to strengthen protections for our selfless, everyday heroes, Republican lawmakers created more hoops for injured or ill firefighters to jump through to get the care they need,” said O’Brien. “First responders who experience life changing situations for the safety of others deserve to know they will be covered for injuries sustained on the job, but unfortunately, I cannot assure my firefighter constituents will be taken care of due to this dangerous provision.”


05.10.17 - GOP Tells Firefighters Suffering From Cancer: "It's Your Fault"


Democratic members of the House Insurance Committee today expressed outrage regarding the latest version of the state workers’ compensation budget, House Bill 27, which adds new barriers to firefighters and their families seeking state assistance for work-related injuries, illnesses and death.

Today’s proposed restrictions follow the House’s December 2016 passage of extended workers’ compensation protections for firefighters who developed cancer as a result of work conditions. The bill creates a condition in which courts presumes the firefighter didn't wear their protective gear correctly, resulting in the medical condition or cancer. 

“This is a direct attack on our first responders, who put themselves in harm’s way every day to save lives,” said the lead Democrat on the House Insurance Committee, state Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland). “It is horrifying to think that some Republican lawmakers would make it harder for our first responders and their families to get the help they need, when they need it.”

Representative Michael J. O'Brien
District 64
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5358
Fax      (614) 719-3964
Email Representative O'Brien
Hometown : Warren
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term