John has been a member of Wexford County Council since 2009, and he created the Wexford Ambassador Programme, the aim of which is to get Wexford people to champion Wexford when they are abroad in terms of tourism and business development. Ambassadors invlude Gordon Darcy, Ann Doyle and Dermot O’Leary, to name but a few. In terms of the community, he is a member of the Wexford GAA and Hurling Club, and also a member of the community development programme. He is happily married with 3 children.
John was elected as Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, for 2017-18.