Cllr Jack Murray
Jack Murray, from Burnfoot is 29 years old and has been involved in politics throughout his entire adult life.
While in college, studying Irish History and Politics, he served as chairperson of Magee University’s Sinn Féin society before becoming Director of Publicity for Sinn Féin in Newry and Armagh. He was later appointed as a Political Advisor in the Stormont Assembly before returning home to Donegal where he was employed as a youth worker with Abhaile Arís.
Jack became a county councillor in 2011 - replacing Pádraig MacLochlainn after his successful election to the Dáil.
During his time on the council Jack served as Chairperson of Donegal’s Roads & Transportation Strategic Policy Committee and as member of the Northwest Regional Cross Border Group, Vocational Education Committee (VEC), Education and Training Board (ETB), County Development Board, Housing & Corporate Services Strategic Policy Committe and the City of Derry Airport Committee.
He was also the youngest ever chairperson of the Inishowen Electoral Area Committee.
Jack is a playing member of Burt GAA and a Director at I.C.A.R.E.
In order to further his effectiveness as a local representative, Jack recently completed a Certificate in Local Government Studies and is currently continuing the course into Diploma level through distance learning with the IPA in UCD.