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OH-12

A Fighter for
Central Ohio

Danny O’Connor has had the honor of serving as Franklin County’s 30th Recorder since 2016. He was elected in November 2016 to his first four year term and re-elected in 2020 to a second term. Danny is now running for Congress because he believes that every American deserves a shot at the American Dream, and because he understands just how important it is that Central Ohio families have a representative who fights for the issues that matter most to them in Congress.

Danny is running to make sure every Ohioan has access to a good job, a good wage, and affordable healthcare. For too long, Ohioans have seen stagnant wages, healthcare premiums rise, and families unable to secure paid family leave. Danny wants to go to Congress to be a fighter for working Ohio families who need our government to deliver for them on these critical issues and more.

As the son of an educator, the need to give back to the community is a belief that was instilled in Danny from a young age. It is this idea that led Danny to serve in the poorest neighborhoods of the United States and to now serve as Franklin County Recorder. Danny is committed to public service, justice for all, and good government, a commitment he emphasizes every single day as Franklin County Recorder.

Following his undergraduate studies before he began law school, Danny served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a legal advocate at Part of the Solution Legal Clinic in The Bronx, New York. In this capacity, Danny worked with veterans, immigrants, homeless individuals, and individuals stricken by poverty. Danny knows how important it is that our government works for those most in need, and this experience continues to shape Danny’s career in public service.

After graduating law school and passing the Ohio Bar exam, Danny worked in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in the juvenile division. In 2014, Danny joined the law firm of Weis and O’Connor, where he was a partner, specializing in family law. In 2015, Danny and his partner, Amy Weis, were honored to contribute to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Amicus Brief which asked the Supreme Court of the United States to rule in favor of marriage equality. Today, Danny is a partner in the law firm O’Connor, Haseley, and Wilhelm.

Danny, his wife Spenser, and their two dogs Mayo and Kilroy, reside in Clintonville. Danny can be found at all sporting events that Central Ohio has to offer and is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish.

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