Aontú Select Kerry Candidate To Contest Next General Election

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Sonny Foran.

AONTÚ Local Election Candidate, Sonny Foran, who polled almost 800 first preference votes in his first outing in May has been selected to run for the party in the next General Election.

Kerry party membership had been given a deadline of 5pm on Wednesday to submit nominations and three names were received, Sonny Foran, Mary Fitzgibbon and Risteárd Ó Fuaráin.

Both Fitzgibbon and Ó Fuaráin declined the nominations and Foran was duly ratified at the convention that took place at the Meadowlands Hotel on Monday evening.

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Sonny Foran who is a father of four from Causeway is a committed community activist and has a strong business background having been involved in the areas of hospitality and construction and is currently employed in the healthcare sector at The Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee.

Following his selection, Sonny Foran said: “It is a great honour to be selected to contest the forthcoming General Election. I was encouraged by the vote that I received in the Local Election and felt truly humbled that so many people put their faith in me. I will make no false promises but will simply do my best for all of the people all of the time.”

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