CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHY

Meet Tony Murray

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Find out about Tony, his background and the reasons behind his chosen issues

Tony brings over 30 years experience in business, as well as raising two sons as a single parent & carer for his mother, to bring independence & compassion to the Kildare County Council

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I am a single Dad of two sons who I brought up on my own.

I am a full time Carer for my Mother who unfortunately now suffers with Dementia.

I am living in Celbridge 30 years and was previously a member of the Celbridge Community Council.

I have been involved in many different businesses over the years in senior management roles including Kodak and Europe’s first Xbox Live Gaming Centre.

In my younger years I was also a member of the Defence Force Reserves and I am a parent of a current enlisted serving member of the Defence Force. In my spare time I thoroughly enjoy playing Xbox online and supporting local musicians at venues locally and around the country.

The key reason why I wanted to put my name forward for the upcoming local elections 2019 is that Politicians should make a real difference in the lives of people in their community or country for that matter. As a public elected councillor, it is our duty to look after the needs of our constituents and try to resolve their problems to the best of our ability. My passion would be for helping people as best I can within my immediate area and surrounding towns, getting satisfaction from making a positive difference in the community and proudly representing my local area and beyond to the best of my ability.

I have a passion for seeking pay restoration for the members of our dedicated Defence Forces, Their remuneration is by far the worst in the public sector, the Defence Forces deserve special consideration and their problems need to be tackled as a matter of urgency.

I also have huge admiration for the dedication and work of our Nurses, Midwives and Carers, and would also be fully supporting their pay increase and better conditions & contracts.

Strive to improve the safety and quality of life for all residents and their families, liaising with local authorities and communities to tackle issues affecting the community, such as housing, social services, schools, policing, the environment and transport.

A cause for concern in my local area of Celbridge is the lack of a fully functioning Garda station, an issue that majority of residents have been vocal about.

I thrive in situations where I can meet people, have informal conversations and offer my assistance to them.

This is a chance for an Independent candidate like me to offer my services and go up against the many bigger parties who will no doubt have the budgets and people in high places to more or less guarantee them a win. But I would very much like to try to get myself elected in the upcoming #LE2019 and with the support from local families and businesses only you can make this a reality for me.

Many thanks, Tony.

Vote Tony Murray Number 1 on May 24th 2019.