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Patricia O'Connor

Cape May County Commissioner

An expert in mortgage finance, Patricia O’Connor has a keen understanding of Cape May County’s housing affordability crisis and would put that on the agenda of our County Commission. She also is uniquely qualified to support our small businesses, the tourism industry, and is dedicated to providing a safe, clean, and welcoming family destination to our beautiful Cape May County community.


O’Connor has worked as a senior vice president at several banks and was recently a licensed loan officer serving Cape May County. O’Connor started her career at Fannie Mae and has worked with numerous financing agencies including

She grew up in a union family where her father was Chairman of IBEW, NYC Division, and worked for the Department of Environmental Protection. Her mother was a teacher and Middlesex County’s NJEA liaison. O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Rutgers
University and a master’s degree in management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).


A resident of Cape May Court House, she is the mother of four adult children, including one with autism. O’Connor has won numerous awards in the financial and mental health fields and holds quite a few memberships including the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.

Beyond housing, O’Connor understands the need for economic development, and recognizes the risks of flooding that climate change has brought to our region and is an advocate for mental health, addiction intervention, women’s rights, and solid education

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