Councilman Corey O'Connor
Corey O’Connor was initially elected to represent Pittsburgh City Council District 5 in 2012, and is currently serving his third term. During his time on Council, Corey has worked collaboratively with his fellow Council Members and other elected officials in the County and State. His legislative accomplishments include: establishing the City’s HIV/AIDS Commission; creating regulations to incorporate medical marijuana zoning into the city; coordinating community input to craft comprehensive amendments to legislation creating a city Land Bank; allocating $2 million dollars for Early Childhood Education; passing commonsense firearm regulations; co-chairing the Hays Woods Task Force; investing heavily in green infrastructure and flooding mitigation projects; and passing the Paid Sick Days Act, which is the first in the State.
O’Connor began his career in public service as a Community Development Representative for U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle’s Pittsburgh District Office.
A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Corey is the school’s varsity golf coach, where he has led the team to two State Team Championships and four WPIAL Team Championships. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University. Corey chairs Council’s Committee on Public Safety Services and serves on several boards, including ALCOSAN, the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and the Lemieux Family Center, the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh, First Tee of Pittsburgh, Omicelo Cares, and the Cancer Caring Center.
Corey is the youngest of Pittsburgh’s late Mayor Bob O’Connor and Judy O’Connor’s three children. He resides in Swisshelm Park.