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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 8 April, 2020

General Election 2020

John Cummins

Party

Fine Gael

Constituency

Waterford

Occupation

Councillor

Age

32

ELIMINATED

Biography

Cummins was first elected to Waterford City Council in 2009. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2019. He has served as Mayor of Waterford City and Mayor of Waterford City and County Council separately. He is a former chairman of the South East Regional Authority. He has a degree in physical education and geography teaching.

Question Time

Q.

Why should someone vote for you?

I am a young, experienced and hardworking politician with a proven track record and I am determined to deliver for ALL of Waterford.

Q.

What is your number one priority for your constituency?

It is vital that we deliver on big ticket items in 2020 like University, UHW, North Quays and Waterford Airport. We must also focus on rural issues, particularly our strong agricultural sector and ensure that as carbon reducing measures are introduced that we support and manage the transition for this vital sector.

Q.

What one thing would you like to do in your first 100 days of the new Dáil if you are elected?

I would visit as many businesses located in Waterford as possible and engage with management and staff about their needs for the period ahead as we continue to grow our successful pharma and tech sectors.

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