19 Facts About Tom O'Halleran


Thomas Charles O'Halleran is an American politician who served as the US representative for from 2017 to 2023.


Tom O'Halleran served as the chair of communications for the Blue Dog Coalition.


Tom O'Halleran was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Providence St Mel School.


Tom O'Halleran attended Lewis University for one year before joining the Chicago Police Department.


Tom O'Halleran served with the Chicago Police Department from 1966 to 1975.


Tom O'Halleran then became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, operating his own futures trading business with a focus in futures contracts on 10-year US Treasury notes.


Tom O'Halleran then served in the Arizona State Senate, representing the 1st district from 2007 to 2009.

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Tom O'Halleran explained his switch of party affiliation as a result of his positive attitude toward government, and, in particular, of his support for government regulations that would increase the use of wind and solar energy.


In May 2016, Tom O'Halleran was named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Red to Blue list, indicating that his race was a priority for the group.


Tom O'Halleran lost to Crane in the general election, winning only in the district's most Democratic counties, Coconino and Apache.


Tom O'Halleran was at the United States Capitol on January 6,2021, to certify the results of the 2020 United States presidential election when the Capitol was stormed.


Tom O'Halleran was moved to a safe location along with other members of Congress.


Tom O'Halleran voted in support of a resolution calling for Vice President Mike Pence to use the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution to remove Trump from office.


Tom O'Halleran was a chair of the Blue Dog Coalition.


Tom O'Halleran describes himself as pro-choice but has a mixed record on abortion issues.


In March 2018, Tom O'Halleran criticized the Trump administration for seeking to cut funding for agencies and programs including the Economic Development Administration.


When Trump ordered a travel ban on visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations in January 2017, Tom O'Halleran said that the order "does not represent our nation's values" and that it violated the Constitution and "the bedrock ideals of our democracy".


Tom O'Halleran was part of a group of Arizona Democrats who, in an August 2017 letter to Trump, urged him not to pardon former Maricopa County chief Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted in a federal court of racially profiling Latinos as part of border patrols.


In 2021, Tom O'Halleran was among a group of Democrats who sought to remove a provision from a police reform bill that would end qualified immunity for police officers accused of misconduct.