Patrick J. O'Connor
Patrick J. O'Connor (born June 21, 1955) is a former Chicago politician. He is the former alderman in Chicago's City Council representing the 40th Ward on the North Side of the city. He was first elected in 1983 at age 28. His tenure ended in May 2019 after his loss to challenger Andre Vasquez in the 2019 Chicago aldermanic elections. O'Connor was an unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic Party primary election for Illinois's 5th congressional district special election, 2009.
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- Absolutely. I think nepotism is a system that has been around a long time. It has worked very well in England. I don`t think it`s been much more of a problem here.
- January 4, 1985, asked at a press conference if his hiring of family amounted to nepotism (Strong, James (January 5, 1985). "Ald. O'Connor defends noepotism in hiring his staff". Chicago Tribune. ; Kaplan, Michael (December 8, 2011). "Chicago City Council: Patrick J. O'Connor". NBC News. )