GOPAC’s 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders is made up of promising legislators selected for their potential and ability to impact their state.
“We welcome being a part of the success that this year’s Class of Emerging Leaders will achieve. These men and women will contribute much to our mission to build a roster of Republicans ready to lead in their state legislatures and run for higher office,” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella.
The Emerging Leaders program is a year-long initiative to coach and develop state legislators from across the country on how to be effective legislative leaders.
This year’s class will begin their involvement at the 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Summit, which takes place from June 10th – 12th in Charleston, SC. The Summit gives participants the opportunity to learn from policy experts, veteran lawmakers, communications professionals, and seasoned political strategists as well as each other. These leaders return to their states better equipped to advance the ideas they are championing and prepare for the rigors of campaigning for higher office.
Representative O’Connor was first elected in 2011 (served one term) and was elected to her current tenure in 2014. Her district covers the town of Berwick, and portions of North Berwick Counties. In addition to her work as a State Representative, O’Connor has a diverse background where she has worked in Finance, Real Estate as well as the restaurant business. She is also a member of Maine Taxpayers United and formerly served as Director of the SAD 60 School Board. She serves on the Health and Human Services Committee (Ranking Member.)