Pat was first elected to Tralee Urban District Council in 1994. He is married to Esther and they have three boys and two granddaughters. He is a retired university lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at Tralee IT. Locally Pat is well known and is involved in Ballymacelligott community Alert, the GAA club, the Handball club and the Pitch and Putt Club. Pat’s priorities going forward are to ensure that the new local authority structures are up and running as successfully as possible for the development of the area, and he wants to see the upgrading of water and sewage facilities.
He has short, medium and long term plans to tackle costal erosion in the Tralee area and to secure sufficient funding the see the new structures within the local authority are effective. He also wishes to further develop tourism and will continue to work in a manner that brings maximum benefit to his local community.