Tom was first elected to Cork County Council in 2009 before being elected to the Dáil in 2011. Tom ran his own business before entering politics and works hard to support local enterprise.
He supports the work of the Irish Guidedog Association in his home town of Mallow by fundraising on its behalf. A huge soccer fan, Tom goes to see Manchester United play at least once a year. He enjoys spending time in West Cork and holidays in Rosscarbery every year.