Kim O’Connor is a Green Party (GRE) candidate who is running for a seat on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in District 7. District 7 is a county wide seat. She would like your vote on Tuesday, November 6.
O’Connor is a native Floridian. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. degree in Philosophy. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida, O’Connor was elected the first woman President of the Student John Marshall Bar Association.
O’Connor became interested in politics and worked on several campaigns including the Florida League of Women Voters’ effort to get the Equal Rights Amendment added to the Florida Constitution in 1978. O’Connor has practiced law, worked with government agencies (including a City Attorney’s Office, a County Attorney’s Office and the Department of Transportation), taught law in China and was a project coordinator for the Florida Bar.
While living in Key West, she earned the nickname, “KLARC” for her dancing ability.
O’Connor has served on the Ochlockonee River Soil and Water Conservation District (in Tallahassee) and most recently on the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District.
She resigned from the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District to run for the County Commission seat. O’Connor is running as a candidate with Green Party
“It was a difficult decision to resign as I was the only elected member of the Green Party in Florida. However, as a County Commissioner, I have a broader platform to express and enact policies that feature the Green Party values of peace, justice, fairness and ecological wisdom,” explained O’Connor.
“To serve the citizens of Hillsborough County as woman as they have done would be an honor and a privilege,” said O’Connor.
“Your vote for me on Tuesday, November 6 can elect a Green Party environmentalist and activist to the County Commission and give an opportunity for a new, cooperative direction for Hillsborough County,” said O’Connor.