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NFIB/Washington State Director
Patrick Connor is Washington state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s voice of small business with 8,000 members here and 350,000 across the nation.
Working with the Legislature, recent victories Connor has helped attain for Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises include a seven-day grace period for small businesses to correct most minor regulatory infractions to avoid being fined, greater transparency in how the state’s workers’ compensation system funds are spent, and a temporary halt to a proposed increase in unemployment insurance taxes.
Connor brought to the NFIB job he took in 2009 a first-hand experience in running a business, having started working for his family’s construction company while still in college and eventually rising to serve as its vice president. It was during this time that Connor became active in NFIB/Washington, serving on the state leadership council.
Just prior to joining NFIB, Connor was national affairs director for the Washington Farm Bureau where he lobbied Congress and the state Legislature on agricultural and small-business issues and ran its political action committee.
Along his public and professional career path, he also served as a city councilman for his hometown of Hoquiam in Grays Harbor County from 1997 to 2004, two years of which he was the mayor pro tem, worked as an aide to state Sen. Jim Honeyford, and directed a political action committee that recruited and assisted state senate candidates.
A native Washingtonian, Connor graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University in Spokane with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in international studies. Connor and his family make their home in Olympia.
711 Capital Way S. Suite 505
Olympia, WA 98501
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