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Hector C. Lora  
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Title: Freeholder Director
Phone: 973-881-4417


Hector LoraHector Lora (D) Term 1-1-13 to 12-31-15

Biography
Hector C. Lora was elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2012 and currently serves as Director. Additionally, Director Lora serves as a member of the Finance, Budget, Planning & Economic Development, Health Committee, Energy and Sustainability Committee, and Human Services Committees. Director Lora is the designated representative for the Youth Service Commission, the Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council, the President of the Passaic County Affordable Housing Corporation, and a Freeholder representative on both the Boards of School Estimate for Passaic County Community College and Passaic County Technical Institute.

Born and raised in the City of Passaic, Director Lora was educated in the Passaic Public School System, graduated from Passaic High School, and holds degrees from both the Passaic County Community College in Paterson and Liberty University in Virginia.

As a healthcare professional, Director Lora worked for 14 years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic in multiple capacities, including as the Director of multiple departments in Ancillary Services. Furthermore, at St. Mary’s he served as the Public Health and Patient Liaison in the Public Relations and Marketing Departments.

Prior to his election to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Director Lora served as an At-Large Councilman in the City of Passaic. Furthermore, as a former Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer, he spearheaded constituent relations efforts on behalf of the residents of the 36th Legislative District.

Presently, Director Lora devotes his time outside of elected office as the Director of Ministry of the Eastern Christian Arabic/English church in Jersey City, pastoring the Risen Refuge Ministry full-time. Civic and volunteer activities include service as the Chairman of the Cross Roads Cultural Center Board of Directors, youth mentoring, public speaking, charity service with the homeless, and member of the End the Stigma of mental health committee.

Hector C. Lora is married to Nicauris Lora, a registered nurse. Together they reside in Passaic, New Jersey with their four young boys. 

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