About Corey O'Connor
As Community Development Representative for US Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA), Corey O’Connor has worked on a wide variety of issues, including appropriations, business development projects, housing, EPA compliance, public safety, and FEMA disaster relief efforts. He has assisted Pittsburgh area residents with foreclosures and has assisted seniors and low income residents with energy and heating assistance. In his four years with the Congressman’s Pittsburgh office, Corey frequently represented U.S Rep. Doyle at community meetings and public events. Currently he is on an unpaid leave of absence from Rep. Doyle’s office.
In 2006, Corey earned his Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University, with a minor in Political Science. He is a 2002 graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School where he became the youngest coach in the history of the WPIAL at age 20. He is now in his fifth season as Central’s varsity golf coach. He has lead his team to the WPIAL finals three years in a row, and two of his golfers are now Division I starters.
A Squirrel Hill Little League baseball coach for ten years, Corey was twice honored as Coach of the Year. He participates regularly with the city’s Redd up Team and currently serves on several boards and commissions. They include First Tee of Pittsburgh, the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, and Addison Behavioral Health. In March of 2010, Corey was Honorary Chair of the Shepherd Wellness Community’s 18th Annual City Theater Benefit. In November 2010 he chaired the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®.
A life-long Democrat, Corey has worked on numerous campaigns, including his father’s Mayoral campaigns and the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections. He was named the Allegheny County Young Democrat of the Year in 2010, and he was selected by Politics PA as one of Pennsylvania’s top “30 Under 30” for 2010.
He is the third child of Pittsburgh’s late Mayor Bob O’Connor and Judy O’Connor, and the brother of Heidy O’Connor-Garth and Father Terry O’Connor. He and his family honor their father’s legacy of community service by hosting the annual “O’Connor Cookie Cruise” that has raised thousands of dollars for local charities in the past four years.
Corey, 26, is a native Pittsburgher and currently resides at his family home in Squirrel Hill.