At a meeting of the local Fianna Fáil Cumann in Burtonport tonight (Monday), Cllr David Alcorn confirmed that he will not be seeking the party nomination to contest the forthcoming county council elections which will be held on 23rd May 2014.
In a statement he gave his reasons for not seeking election: “I have been associated with Donegal County Council since 1970 as a public servant and since 1999 as an elected member.
“For personal reasons I feel that I am no longer able to serve the people as a full time public representative, in particular as a county councillor.”
Cllr Alcorn added: “I wish to sincerely thank all those loyal constituents who have supported me in six different elections over the years and for that I am forever grateful. Special thanks to those who canvassed so diligently for me. It is very heartening that a number of young people have to date, expressed interest in seeking nomination to contest the party convention on Saturday 8th March.”
Effectively endorsing one of his own cumann members, he stated: “I am delighted that one of our own local cumann members Noreen McGarvey, Meenmore, Dungloe has been selected by our cumann to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination at the forthcoming convention.”