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Kevin started his career differently than most. Few products of Washington & Lee University learned to make life and death decisions while trying to subdue out of control fires, pulling victims from horrific accidents and providing life-saving emergency medical care.
A biopic in The Hill newspaper entitled “Ex Fire Fighter Still Answering the Call” traces O’Connor's career from a young fire fighter to an effective advocate at the local and state levels, to his ultimate rise in becoming one of organized labor’s most effective and respected federal lobbyists and political strategists in Washington, DC.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
As chair of the NRCC, I have worked very closely with Kevin on generating both financial and grass roots support for GOP House members. He has been a valued partner and asset. He also is tenacious when he advocating a policy issue.
Chief, Miami-Dade Fire Department, President Metropolitan Association of Fire Chiefs
As a past Fire Chief and Metro Chiefs' President, I have seen first hand what Kevin puts out for our industry. In one word; Outstanding!
Former Vice President
You have been a good friend for a long time and we have been through a lot. You have served your members well and really helped move a lot of important pieces of legislation helping the fire service and labor. Your work really has made a difference in people's lives, not just for the firefighter, but for their families and communities. Enjoy the days ahead and I look forward to seeing you soon.
House Democratic Leader
Kevin and I both learned the art of politics in the streets and political clubs of East Baltimore. He brought those skills to Washington and has used them effectively to fight for fire fighters and other working families. It has been a true pleasure working with Kevin both legislatively and politically over the years. I wish him much success in his future endeavors, and thank his lovely family for sharing him with us.
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Kevin and I have known each other for more than two decades and he’s always been an honest and effective advocate for firefighters. Kevin is well regarded by Democrats and Republicans alike and that’s a testament to the hard work he’s put in and the relationships he’s developed over the years. I wish him well as he begins this next chapter of his career.
Former Governor of Maryland and Past Chair of the Democratic Governors Association
I've known Kevin O'Connor for over 35 years. His understanding of firefighting, emergency management, labor/management relations, and the latest emerging trends and technologies for First-Responders is second to none.
Attorney General State of California
During my tenure on Ways and Means, I worked closely with Kevin on a myriad of issues including tax policy, health care, pension governance and Social Security. His knowledge was thorough and advocacy tenacious.
Supervisor of LA County, District 1
I have known Kevin since we served together on the DNC Platform Drafting Committee in 2004 and we worked closely together while I was Secretary of Labor. Kevin is a committed and passionate advocate for working people and the labor movement. As he takes these next steps in life, I know he will continue to fight for our values.
Congressman , Co-chair of the Congressional Fire Caucus
I've been proud to call Kevin a good friend for many years. From his time as a firefighter in Baltimore to representing thousands of firefighters through the International Association of Fire Fighters, Kevin has dedicated his career to helping those who put their lives on the line to serve their communities. As co-chair of the Congressional Fire Caucus, I was pleased to award Kevin with the Mason Langford Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service to the fire services community in 2010. I'm honored to call him a friend.
CEO University of Maryland Medical Systems
Kevin has been a tremendous asset to our corporate board. He provides both tremendous insight and has a keen awareness of how public policy, regulation and legislation impacts the delivery of health care and the bottom line of our enterprise