An educator by training and businessman by vocation Colin Fagan entered history as the first deputy mayor of Portmore when it became a municipality in 2003. The 55-year-old climbed the political ladder from being councillor (for the Edgewater division in Portmore) to Member of Parliament. He replaced Dr. Paul Robertson as the PNP’s for candiate South East St. Catherine in 2007 and defeated the JLP’s Arthur Williams by 305 votes.
Prior to entering political life Minister Fagan worked for many years with the Social Development Commission (SDC). He has served as chairman of the Portmore City Council, treasurer/manager for the Jamaica Welfare Co-operative Credit Union and regional vice-president for Jaycees of Jamaica. He has also worked with the National Youth Service.
Minister Fagan who grew up in Manchester attended Holmwood Technical High. He later studied at the West Virginia University of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Vocational Education. He has also received training in municipal management in Korea, has studied in Israel, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in community development and psychology.
Minister Fagan is married and has two children.