Paul O'Brien lives, works, shops and plays in Plainsboro Township.
Now elect him to serve there.

Everyone is shaped by moments in life that define their character. Local businessman Paul Oâ™Brien is no different.  Heâ™s a dynamic individual and a natural leader who enjoys being a catalyst for positive change. These attributes were defined at an early age, when a school teacher admonished him for acting out in class. Getting in trouble wasnâ™t what stuck out in his mind, it was the fact that the teacher acknowledged him as a leader in his class, knowing others would follow his actions. From that defining moment, Paul understood the power of leading by example. It has since become his mission in life to take that leadership and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Defined by Commitment

After graduating with a bachelorâ™s degree in psychology, Paul continued on his quest to positively change the lives of others. He began working as a counselor for the mentally and physically challenged. By giving them the personalized attention and support they needed, Paul enabled them to find jobs as well as regain their self-confidence. Feeling the need to take his career even further, Paul went on to earn his masterâ™s degree in public administration. He then devoted the next 10 years of his life as a director for several organizations that helped elderly, sick, and disabled individuals improve their quality of life.

Who is he and what does he do?

Paul is a husband to Denise, father to Bridget, and son to Carolyn. He is a real estate broker, and owner of the Plainsboro-based Golden Rule Real Estate, LLC.  He named this one-man boutique agency after his belief that if you follow the Golden Rule, you can't go wrong.  Simply put, "Treat others as you wish to be treated.❠  Paul recently completed a contract as the Renovation Project Facilitator for a Plainsboro Condominium complex project where he acted as a conduit between the board of directors, management company, engineers, contractors, home owners and tenants to help this enormous undertaking flow as seamlessly as possible. He is also a neurorehabilitation counselor, providing cognitive therapy weekly to help a young man in his recovery following his traumatic brain injury. He is the founder of the Plainsboro Business Partnership. He sits on the Human Rights Committee for Allies Inc, a company that provides support services to folks with developmental disabilities and various other challenges. He also sits on the Plainsboro Human Relations Committee that develops programs and approaches to establish community awareness, understanding and appreciation of our rich ethnic population mix. Paul is President of his golf league, head coach of his Plainsboro co-ed softball team, and a friend to many.


Paul graduated with a bachelorâ™s degree in psychology  from Pace University in Manhattan, and earned his Masters of Public Administration from Kean University in Union, NJ.


"O'Brien for Township Committee", 34 Krebs Rd. Plainsboro, NJ 08536 Kathy Troy, Treasurer