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  • Carbolic Smoke Ball from April, 2007 - "COREY O'CONNOR COMPLETES FIRST ASSIGNMENT AS 'CLEAN PITTSBURGH COMMISSION' MEMBER - PITTSBURGH MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL SAYS O'CONNOR 'DID AWESOME JOB ON HIS BATHROOM,' IS SLATED TO DO ERIN'S LAUNDRY NEXT

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  • Late mayor's son named to commission Tribune-Review - The son of the late Mayor Bob O'Connor could carry on some of his father’s work as a member of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl nominated Corey O'Connor to the commission. It’s charged with overseeing the city’s “redd up” program, which Bob O’Connor created in 2006 to clean-up trash-strewn streets and demolish abandoned buildings throughout the city.
    • Corey O’Connor, 22, of Squirrel Hill, has publicly endorsed Ravenstahl’s candidacy for mayor, and he has worked for the mayor’s campaign. City Council must approve O’Connor’s nomination."

Corey O'Connor Considers City Council RunEdit

Source: KDKA-TV and Jon Delano from November, 2006

PITTSBURGH The son of late Mayor Bob O'Connor is considering running in his father's footsteps as a city councilman. Corey O'Connor, 22, earned high marks for his grace in the days following his father's passing. He even waved the Terrible Towel at the season opening Steelers' game and threw out a pitch at PNC Park. O'Connor who is a senior at Duquesne University is now contemplating running for the city council seat that his father once held.

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"I would like to help the city fulfill my dad's legacy for the future," he said.

Right now, that seat is occupied of City Council President Doug Shields. However, Corey would only run if Shield runs for another office, as many think he will next year.

"I know the politics, the ins and outs, and I've made as many relationships as my father made," said O'Connor.

Corey believes his dad would want him to make a run for office.

"If he were here and things happen, and openings open up, he'd probably encourage me to take a shot at it," he said.

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