Hector Carlos Lora was born and raised in the City of Passaic, NJ. He is the son of Dominican immigrants Alejandro and Maritza Lora.
Hector attended and graduated from the Passaic Public School system and was accepted Seton Hall University. He also attended Passaic County Community College where he graduated with an associate degree (Suma Cum Laude) and holds a bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Liberty University.
Prior to entering political office, Hector worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic for over 14 years where he served as Director of multiple ancillary departments and as the Public Health and Patient Liaison within the Public Relations and Marketing department.
Hector C. Lora has been elected in his hometown of Passaic, NJ as a Councilman in 2011, and has been elected twice as a Passaic County Freeholder now referred to as County Commissioners. In 2015 Hector became the first American Latino of Dominican heritage to become the Director of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Today, Hector C. Lora serves as the Mayor of his hometown of Passaic, NJ. He was first elected in 2017 winning against four opponents by receiving 67% of the vote and re-elected in 2021 receiving 89% of the vote for his second term winning against two opponents.
Hector C. Lora is married to Nicauris De Los Santos-Lora who is a Registered Nurse and together they are raising five boys. Hector’s oldest son who is 19 is presently serving as a US Marine.