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 directly working with teamsters, welders, electricians, carpenters, mechanics and manufacturers to make sets and scenes possible. He votes with his dollars; and for this reason, he buys largely from a network of local business owners and small suppliers. Omar believes that "Made in America" and strong allied trades are key to our future prosperity and the perseverance of the American Dream.
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.
After attending UCF and completing his bachelor's degree in Business Management, Omar moved to Brooklyn in 2006, and started his career in the movie industry. In 2009 he joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 52.
In 2014, while riding his bike through Brooklyn, he met his partner Mary Attaway while she was painting a costume for a local art film. The two live with their rescue dogs, Lukas and Lucy in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.