John Cummins was elected to Seanad Eireann in April 2020 on the Labour Panel. He is currently a member of the Joint Oireachtas committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
John was first elected to Waterford City Council in 2009 at the age of 21, and was re-elected in 2014 and 2019. He has served as Mayor of Waterford on two occasions (2013/14 & 2015/16) and served as Chairman of the South East Regional Authority in 2010/11.
During his time as a member of Waterford City and County Council, John served as Chair of the Planning Strategic Policy Committee and as a member of both the Economic Development and Transportation Strategic Policy Committees. He also served as Fine Gael group leader and as a member of the Corporate Policy Committee.
John is a graduate of University of Limerick with a fist class honours degree in Physical Education and Geography Teaching. He has taught in a number of schools, most recently St. Paul's Community College in Waterford City.
John is passionate about the development of Waterford and the South East region. He is fully committed to realising his vision to see the area as one of the best places to live, work, do business and grow old in. Please explore the site to find out more about John and his work.