|28th Mayor of Scranton|
1990 – January 18, 2002
|Preceded by||David J. Wenzel|
|Succeeded by||Christopher Doherty|
|Born||1946 (age 74–75)|
|Political party||Republican (1990–2000)|
|Spouse(s)||Susan Blum Connors|
|Alma mater||East Stroudsburg University|
Connors switched his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican prior to running for Mayor of Scranton in 1989. He won the 1989 mayoral election, defeating Democrat Jerry Notarianni to win the first of three consecutive terms. Connors received approximately 15,000 votes, while Notarianni placed second with 13,500 votes.
Connors supported Ed Rendell's successful gubernatorial candidacy in 2002. In 2003, Pennsylvania Governor Rendell appointed Connors as the deputy director of his Northeast Pennsylvania office. Connors retired from the position at the end of 2009 to focus on his family and volunteer work.
- Krawczeniuk, Borys. "Former Scranton Mayor Connors to retire from Rendell administration". Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
- Krawczeniuk, Boris (2009-10-10). "Former Scranton Mayor Connors to retire from Rendell administration". Scranton Times. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
- Obrzut, Tom (1993-02-10). "Scranton Mayor Making Bid For Second Term: Jim Connors Will Be Challenged by Policeman Rovert Sheridan in the May GOP Primary". Times Leader. Retrieved 2012-07-20.