Pat was elected to City Council April 6, 2021. He is a longtime resident of Moline, serving eight years as Moline 2nd Ward Alderman until 2005. Pat’s current term as 6th Ward Alderman will expire May 2025.
Alderman O’Brien supports improving and encouraging high quality neighborhoods in Moline. He believes in development of more greenspace for recreation and supports Moline parks and recreation programs. Alderman O’Brien actively seeks input and participation from his constituents, and works to promote more creation of neighborhood watch groups to increase communication between Moline citizens.
Pat is a member of Sacred Heart Church in Moline. In addition to his prior eight years as 2nd Ward Alderman, Pat served as Rock Island County Board member, District 10, which included a large portion of the City of Moline until recently. Pat served as former President of the Council on Community Services and also as President of the Moline Preservation Society.
Education & Employment
Alderman O’Brien is a graduate of Western Illinois University, holding a Bachelors of Arts Degree. Currently, Pat proudly holds membership cards in the LiUNA Local 309 and the IBT Local 916. He has worked for Bethany for Children and Family Services, winning a statewide award for his financial literacy program coursework during his time there. Pat worked as District Director for Congressman Phil Hare until 2011. After that, Pat worked as Bureau Chief for the Illinois Department of transportation and as a Manager for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. Pat works today for Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs as a Community Affairs Specialist Civic Engagement.
Family & Free Time
Pat and his wife, Cecilia greatly value family and the time they can spend together. Their daughter, Kelly and her husband, Jeff Sidor have two sons, Owen, and Ian. Pat and his wife cherish the time spent with the family, especially their grandsons.