|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for West Tyrone
25 June 1998 – 7 March 2007
|Preceded by||New Creation|
|Succeeded by||Claire McGill|
|Born||1947 (age 69–70)
Strabane, Northern Ireland
In June 1998 he was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly as the first nationalist to be in government from Strabane in over 300 years. McMenamin was his party's spokesperson on Culture, Arts and Leisure from 1998 until 2003 and was in approx 2007 the Party Spokesperson on Western Development.
After being elected as Chairman of Strabane District Council in 2002, he was re-elected to the Assembly in November 2003 but lost his seat in 2007.
In the Northern Ireland Assembly, McMenamin has served on numerous Committees: 
- Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Investment;
- Committee of the Centre
- Committee on Culture, Arts and Leisure.
- Committee of the Third World.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20060823024115/http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/members/biogs_03/mcmenamin_e.htm McMenamin's Page on the NI Assembly (Archive)
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Tyrone, West
1998 - 2007