Mike was elected to Listowel District Council in 2009. He is married to Collette and they have three children. He is involved in the local GAA and is a member of Listowel Emmets football club, and also North Kerry football club. He is former Vice Chairman of the North Kerry Football Club, and is on the Board of Management of Coolard National School.
A hard working and dedicated public representative he aims to enhance the quality of life for all constituents of North Kerry by delivering quality services in an efficient manner and in response to local demand. He is also committed to increasing the amount of funding available to Listowel, and the surrounding area, and also to promote the sustainable development of the area socially and economically. He is also interested in maximising the effectiveness of Kerry County Council in the support of local businesses and job creation.