Jim Connors (politician)

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Jim Connors
28th Mayor of Scranton
In office
1990 – January 18, 2002
Preceded by David J. Wenzel
Succeeded by Christopher Doherty
Personal details
Born October 1946
Political party Republican (1990-2000)
Democrat (2000-2002)
Spouse(s) Susan Blum Connors
Residence Scranton, Pennsylvania

James Patrick Connors (born October 1946)[1] is an American politician who served as the 28th Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for twelve years from 1990 until 2002.[2]

Connors worked as Scranton's Director of Community Development for four years prior becoming mayor in 1990.[2]

Connors switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican prior to running for Mayor of Scranton in 1989.[3] He won the 1989 mayoral election, defeating Democrat Jerry Notarianni to win the first of three consecutive terms.[3] Connors received approximately 15,000 votes, while Notarianni placed second with 13,500 votes.[3]

Connors supported Ed Rendell's successful gubernatorial candidacy in 2002.[2] In 2003, Pennsylvania Governor Rendell appointed Connors as the deputy director of his Northeast Pennsylvania office.[2] Connors retired from the position at the end of 2009 to focus on his family and volunteer work.[2]