Idris O’Connor graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in government and international politics and also earned an associate of science in political science and government from NOVA Community College. O’Connor is currently the Vice Chair of the Prince William County Social Service Advisory Board and is the chairperson for the Cooperative Council of Ministries [1, 2].
O’Connor supports funding for educational professionals and expanding universal preschool and early childhood education. He wants to increase STEAM employment opportunities from school-to-job pipelines and innovate infrastructure to modernize classrooms .
O’Conner supports more solar panels and wants to protect the environment and green spaces. He supports the Sustainability Commission and is one of the founders of the Greater Prince William Climate Action Network [1, 2].
O’Connor wants to improve efficient public transportation through multi-modal transit options and safer crosswalks and bike lanes. He supports a Housing Trust Fund to attract attainable housing for residents and wants to increase funding for permanent supportive housing solutions for homeless residents .
O’Connor wants to provide affordable healthcare, public health, and mental health services. He supports improving local healthcare systems and increasing funding to hire mental health professionals. O’Connor wants to pass budgets for resources for mental health services to address behavioral and substance abuse [1, 5].
O’Connor supports proactive measures to reduce crime. He wants to pass budgets to fund police, fire, and emergency services as well as funding the Public Defender Office and Commonwealth Attorney Office in Prince William County. O’Connor wants to initiate a program to provide education and job opportunities to formerly incarcerated residents [1, 5].
Democratic Party of Prince William County; Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Progressive Change Campaign Committee; Michelle Davis-Younger, Manassas Mayor; United Brotherhood of Carpenters