Tom McEllistrim (born 1968)

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Tom McEllistrim
Kerry County Council
In office
May 2014 – May 2019
Constituency Tralee
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
Constituency Kerry North
Personal details
Born (1968-10-24) 24 October 1968 (age 48)
Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Alma mater St Patrick's College, Maynooth

Tommy Mac

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Thomas "Tommy Mac" McEllistrim (born 24 October 1968) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry North constituency from 2002 to 2011.[1] A schoolteacher, McEllistrim was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election.[2]

His father, Tom McEllistrim, and his grandfather, also called Tom McEllistrim both previously held the same seat. He is a former member of Kerry County Council. He was famously noted for asking to open the windows in the Dáil Chamber.

McEllistrim lost his Dáil seat at the 2011 general election.[2] He was elected to Kerry County Council for the Tralee area at the 2014 local elections.

In March 2015, McEllistrim sought a Dáil nomination from Fianna Fáil for the new Kerry constituency but was defeated at the convention by fellow county councillor, John Brassil. He contested the Seanad Éireann elections in April 2016 on the Industrial and Commercial panel but was again unsuccessful.

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  1. ^ "Mr. Tom McEllistrim". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Tom McEllistrim". Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
Preceded by
Denis Foley
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Kerry North
Constituency abolished