Patrick Torpey brings extensive experience in both politics and policy to 1868 Public Affairs. For more than 25 years Mr. Torpey has been an integral player in state- wide Republican politics. He has served both houses of New Jersey’s legislature as Executive Director of the Assembly Republican Majority Committee, a Senior Research Associate for the Senate Majority and a Senior Policy Advisor on the Assembly Republican staff.
Mr. Torpey has spent the last 20 years as a registered Government Affairs Agent in New Jersey and remains active in electoral politics. He has actively participated in both the legislative and congressional re-districting process in 2000 and 2010 and brings an in-depth knowledge of the make-up of the districts our legislators represent. Active in the political and fundraising efforts of the NJ GOP, he guided Congressman Leonard Lance to victory for the open seat in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District in 2008 and remained a key advisor to the Congressman for the next decade. He has been a member of Governor Christie’s finance team and Lt, Governor Kim Guadagno’s campaign for Governor. Patrick served as the Chairman of the Hunterdon County Republican Committee for six years and is currently the Committee’s First Vice Chair.
Mr. Torpey has been involved with lobbying the Legislature and Governor’s Office on many issues over the past 20 years. Whether efforts to pass the legislation establishing the New Jersey Energy Savings Improvement program, fighting for improvements in home health care, or engaging state departments in regulatory affairs, Patrick brings a results’ orientated approach to the table.
The unique combination of in-depth political and policy experience provides Patrick with an understanding of how public policy and real-world politics marry to affect the way decisions are made in New Jersey.
Mr. Torpey is a graduate of Middlebury College and received a master’s degree in Government Administration from the Fels School of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Nicole reside in Flemington with their son Liam.