Since 2005 Chris O’Neil has been an independent Government Relations Consultant. At the Maine Legislature he has represented dozens of interests, from small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. He has successfully defeated two statewide referendum questions, and has run numerous local campaigns as well.
In his political career, Chris won all four of his legislative races, with an average of eighty percent of the vote. Chris served his first two terms on the Joint Standing Committee on Banking and Insurance. He was Chair of the House Ethics Committee, Chair of the Rules Committee, and the Speaker’s Appointee to the Tax Reform Subcommittee. Chris served in the 120th and 121st Legislatures as the House Chair of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee. In 2003 he was House Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Healthcare Reform. As the sponsor of the contentious Dirigo Health bill, Chris enhanced his reputation as a bi-partisan consensus builder. He was also a member of the Financial Services Committee at the National Conference of State Legislators.
Chris holds a B.A. in English & Journalism from the University of Southern Maine. While a legislator, he worked in training and management for INQ Marketing and for General Linen Leasing Company. Previously he was General Manager of Home Fashions, and President of The O’Neil Company.
Chris O’Neil has served in numerous organizations, including: