Pat Furey was elected to the Torrance City Council on June 3, 2008. He currently serves as chair of the Community Planning and Design Committee and is a member of the Citizen Development and Enrichment Committee, the Strategic Plan Committee, the Armed Forces Day Committee, and the 2010 Ad Hoc Federal Legislative Advocacy Committee. In addition, he serves as the voting delegate to the West Vector Control District of LA County and as the alternate voting delegate to the Sister City Association. And, Pat is the appointed City of Torrance representative to the Palos Verdes Landfill Citizen Advisory Committee where he serves as vice-chair.
Prior to his election, he served the City of Torrance as a civil service commissioner and a member of the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Ethics & Integrity. He also served as president of the North Torrance Homeowners Association, chair of the Torrance Unified School District's Personnel Commission and as a member of other TUSD committees. He also served as the president of the Torrance Education Foundation for four terms.
Pat Furey graduated with honors from the UCLA Attorney Assistant Training Program and worked as a legal assistant for nine years. He holds a juris doctor degree and is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the California County Counsel Association. He is currently employed by the County of Los Angeles as a Principal Deputy County Counsel assigned to the Children's Services Division.
He is married to wife Terry, a father of two children and has two grandsons.