Brian O’Connor is hoping that experience and passion will create a path to victory in the upcoming election for Fallon County Commissioner.
He admits that being a Fallon County Commissioner would be making a life-long dream a reality.
O’Connor, who has more than 30 years experience working in the oilfields, is the manager of B & B Septic Service. He also owns and operates his ranch/farm while raising his children.
It is that experience O’Connor thinks would help him as one of the three county commissioners. “It has always been a dream of mine (to be commissioner).
“I deal with a wide variety of people on a day to day basis in my current job, while making business decisions there and for my farm and ranch operation.”
“This (being a commissioner) would give me a chance to meet new people, gain more experience and take on a wide range of new challenges,” he explained.
“I feel my combination of skills and experience managing B & B Septic Service and my farm/ranch operations has taught me a lot about business and making fair decisions. I also feel I work well with others and am a fair man,” he said.
Among the things O’Connor said he would like to do if he was elected would be to address some of the concerns of the citizens in Fallon County. He also said he wanted to work with the other two commissioners in keeping focused on the best interests of the county residents.
He admits that he was interested in being a Fallon County Commissioner when he was growing up. “It was always a dream of mine to do that later on in my years after doing all the things I have done.”
“All my life, I have liked challenges. I have watched what the past commissioners have done and I liked how they worked with the county and their decisions,” he explained.
He said that he thought the time is now to chase his childhood dream of being a county commissioner. “I wanted to work for the people of Fallon County.”
Working with different companies in the oilfield over the years has prepared him for doing the same with the businesses that the commissioners often deal with, he explained.
“There are certain parts of the county where I would like to bring things,” he said. “I’ve had people talk to me about where they (the county) get the gravel from.... and work with the people that have the gravel.”
Some of the other things deal with the county and city, and the services they both work together on. He cited the golf course and shooting range and things they are involved with.
O’Connor also said that for him, success would come from working with the other commissioners to help the county operate well, in addition to develop more economic strength and stability.
“Everything seems like it is going well,” he said, noting that the county has been economically impacted by the pandemic and the oil market problems.
O’Connor also said he’d like to see the city maintain on their own and figure out how to make everything work – both the county and the city,” he said.
“The county helps and the county will always help,” O’Connor explained, noting that both are interconnected but both also have to be self-sufficient.
“The county is doing well maintaining county roads right now and I would also like to see them continue maintaining the roads,” he said.
“Everybody has got to work together,” he said.
O’Connor has three children, sons Chad Nielsen and Bryant O’Connor, along with one daughter, Brittney O’Connor.