Writes Ciaran Dineen
Jack White has been co-opted to Cork County Council having been selected by the local Fine Gael party membership during a competitive convention process.
Jack will fill the seat on Cork County Council representing the Carrigaline Local Electoral Area (LEA). It comes following the decision of former Councillor, Liam O’Connor, to stand down from his seat which he was elected to in May 2019 at the local elections.
On Monday, Cllr Jack White was officially registered as a Cork County Councillor, after being welcomed into the Council Chambers by County Mayor, Gillian Coughlan.
Jack lives in Carrigaline and has worked at The Carrigdhoun Newspaper for almost eleven years where he says he has “developed a detailed knowledge of the people, areas, businesses and organisations throughout South Cork.”
Jack was raised in nearby Myrtleville, Crosshaven where he went to school, played sport and volunteered in many different clubs and community groups, including a term serving as Chairman of Crosshaven Rugby Club. He has a keen interest in commerce, agriculture, environmental issues and sport.
Cllr White will now have 2.5 years on the Council until the next set of elections in May 2024. Commenting on securing the seat and looking ahead in his new role, he said, “It is a huge honour for me to be co-opted to Cork County Council to represent Fine Gael in the Carrigaline Local Electoral Area. I am passionate about this area of South Cork and I am looking forward to delivering for Carrigaline, Crossshaven, Tracton, Passage West, Monkstown, the Lower Harbour, Ballinhassig, Ballygarvan and surrounds”.
He continued, “I have huge interest in local agriculture, local business and local environmental issues and I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution to all with local representation”. Jack concluded, “Thank You to Liam O’Connor for his wonderful contribution while he held the seat, I have big boots to fill. Thank You to everyone who has supported me so far. The work starts now”.
Jack can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by Phone: 087-3571130