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Meet Omar

Omar is an active member of IATSE Local 52. He works on both props and set decorations for New York productions.

Omar has spent the last decade working directly with teamsters, welders, electricians, carpenters, mechanics and manufacturers to make sets and scenes possible. Omar is committed to investing in communities; and for this reason, he buys largely from a network of local business owners and small suppliers. He believes that "Made in America" and strong allied trades are key to future prosperity and the perseverance of the American Dream.


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Family

Omar is the son of two immigrant parents. As a first-generation American, he embraced his family's rich cultural heritage, as well as that of his schoolmates and friends.

This background is one of the reasons Omar feels compelled to run in 2018. As a member of the Democratic Party he believes diversity is an asset and that all voices must be included.  

Union Worker and Workers' Rights Advocate

After attending the University of Central Florida and completing his bachelor's degree in Business Management, Omar moved to Brooklyn in 2006 to start his career in the movie industry.  In 2009, he joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 52.

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Today

Omar met his partner, Mary Attaway, in 2014 riding his bicycle through Brooklyn. He spotted her painting a costume for a local art film and felt compelled to introduce himself to her. Omar was instantly attracted to Mary's passion for art, culture, and activism. They now live together with their two rescue dogs, Lukas and Lucy, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.