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Candidate resume: Bob O'Connor

Sunday, April 29, 2001

Bob O'Connor

The Post-Gazette asked both candidates to provide a resume that would fit on one piece of standard typing paper. The following unedited version comes courtesy of Bob O'Connor's campaign staff.

Public Service

1992 to present

Pittsburgh City Council
President of City Council 1998 -- Present

Introduced "88 Cops in 88 Neighborhoods" to put a beat cop in every neighborhood.

Introduced a single-rate property tax, requiring Downtown businesses to pay their fair share.

Strengthened neighborhoods by fighting to enact the Clean Streets Program.

Introduced the Community Enrichment Program that opened schools after hours for people of all ages.

Led the fight to rebuild every playground in the City of Pittsburgh.

Developed the Pitt Project Tutor Program that placed more than 100 tutors into the schools.

Secured funding to build the first and only senior high rise in Greenfield.

Led the fight to have mounted police in Downtown and city parks.

Created the Squirrel Hill Maintenance Task Force to address issues facing the business district.

Founded the Pittsburgh Center for Grieving Children Caring Place.

Initiated the "Building Bridges" Program that brings city school board, City Council and State Legislators together.


Private Sector

1972 -1992

Pappan/Roy Rogers Enterprises
Vice President of Operations

Oversaw 35 restaurants in Western Pennsylvania.

Directed approximately 500 employees.

1964 - 1969

Jones and Laughlin Steel

Steel worker




City of Pittsburgh Equipment Leasing Authority

St. Francis Health Foundation

St. Francis Central Hospital

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs) Alliance

Pittsburgh Caring Foundation

The Carnegie


Founded the Pittsburgh Center for Grieving Children, now the Caring Place; Squirrel Hill Citizens Patrol; Little League baseball coach for 15 years.

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