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Terry Duffy  
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Title: Freeholder
Phone: 973-881-4402


Terry DuffyTerry Duffy (D) Term 1-1-14 to 12-31-16

Biography
Freeholder Director Terry Duffy was elected in 2004 and reelected in 2007 and in 2010. He is a life-long Passaic County resident, who with his wife Tara and their four children: Sean, Ryan, Terrence and Erin, live in the beautiful up-county community of West Milford.

Freeholder Duffy attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he majored in both business and history. He is a successful small businessman. He owns and operates Duffy’s Tavern in the Riverside section of Paterson. Terry has served in numerous leadership positions with affiliated business and trade associations at the local, county, and state level. Freeholder Duffy also served as the Regional Director of the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association. Freeholder Duffy is an active supporter of Passaic County’s law and public safety communities.

In 1996, he was honored by the Paterson Policeman’s Benevolent Association, Local 1 as their Silver Card Holder Award winner. The Silver Card Holder Award is the highest award that can be given to a civilian by the Policeman’s Benevolent Association. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, 2nd degree, as well as, charter member of the Paterson Chapter of the Blue Knights Organization.

Freeholder Duffy’s commitment to his community is most evident in his work on behalf of Passaic County’s children. Freeholder Terry Duffy has served as the volunteer athletic director and as basketball coach at Our Lady Queen of Peace in West Milford, and was honored for his work as the C.Y.O. Coach of the Year. He is an annual sponsor of little league teams in both Paterson and West Milford. In 2013, Freeholder Duffy is a member of the Public Works, Energy & Sustainability, and Law & Public Safety committees. He is Chairman of the Health, Education & Community Services Commission. He also serves on the county’s Planning Board Commision.

As a successful businessman, Freeholder Duffy knows the importance of keeping our county’s economic base strong and vital. Two of his goals are to continue the county’s current economic development programs and increase opportunities for businesses and families to flourish within our county. His four children all contribute to Passaic County as well. His son Sean is a Paterson fireman, Ryan and Terrence are both Paterson policemen, and his daughter Erin is a school teacher in Totowa. 

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