COREY O’CONNOR, PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCILMAN
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
In his initial run for public office, Corey O’Connor was elected to represent City Council District 5 and was sworn in on January 3, 2012. Endorsed by both the Post-Gazette and the Tribune Review, O’Connor won his seat with over 75% of the vote. He also received endorsements from the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, Allegheny County Central Labor Council, Young Democrats of Allegheny County, and Steel City Stonewall Democrats.
O’Connor began his career in public service as a Community Development Representative for U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle’s Pittsburgh District Office. A life-long Democrat, Corey has been active in other election campaigns, including his late father’s mayoral and council campaigns.
The Councilman’s legislative accomplishments include: establishing an HIV/AIDS Commission; working cooperatively with other elected officials to create an Assessment Appeal Assistance Program; introducing legislation to end parking meter enforcement at 6 PM city-wide; and coordinating community input to craft comprehensive amendments to legislation creating a city Land Bank
A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Corey was the youngest varsity sport coach in the history of the WPIAL and continues to coach its golf team. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University. O’Connor chairs Council’s Committee on Urban Recreation and serves on several boards, including the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and the Lemieux Family Center, the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh, First Tee of Pittsburgh, VisitPgh, Addison Behavioral Health, and the Cancer Caring Center.
Corey, now 29, is the youngest of Pittsburgh’s late Mayor Bob O’Connor and Judy O’Connor’s three children. He and his wife, Katie Stohlberg O’Connor, reside in Swisshelm Park.