Daniel J. O'Connor Jr. has the honor of serving as Franklin County's 30th Recorder.
He was elected in November, 2016 to his first four year term.
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, to become politically active in the Democratic Party, and now, to 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 received his undergraduate degree from Wright State University, where he served as President of the College Democrats. Danny continued his education at The Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a law alumni scholarship recipient, a member of the Dean's List, Vice President of the Student Body, and recipient of the General Electric Student Leadership Award.
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. As of 2019, Danny is a partner in the law firm O’Connor, Haseley, and Wilhelm.
Danny and his wife Spenser are the proud parents of Jacqueline and Danny III. They are assisted by their two bad dogs Mayo and Kilroy and reside in Grandview Heights. They enjoy experiencing all that Franklin County has to offer.
Duties of the recorder
- Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county
- Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form and makes them accessible to the public
- Complies with more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder's office
- Takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed
- Serves on the Franklin County Records Commission which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when or how these county records may be disposed
- Serves on the Franklin County Automatic Data Processing Board which authorizes any purchase, lease or contract for data processing equipment for county offices and oversees the Franklin County Data Center
- Serves as secretary and member of the Franklin County Microfilming Board which authorizes any purchase, lease or contract for microfilming equipment in county offices and oversees the operation of the Franklin County Microfilming Center
- Serves as Chief Administrator of the Franklin County Document Imaging Center
- Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder's office and pays these monies into the county's general fund
- Maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder's office for its operation
- Performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder's office including preparation of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder's staff
- Files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, affirmative action report, depository agreements for funds and every other report as required by law
- Notifies the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and boards of township trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments