UPDATED: JIMMY HARTE DELIGHTED AS HE IS ELECTED TO SEANAD

first_imgLetterkenny has a new Senator after Jimmy Harte was last night elected to the Seanad.The popular businessman had polled very well in early counts which took place in the Dail this morning, being 4th overall out of 35 candidates and this evening he finally reached the quota.Senator Harte told donegaldaily.com tonight: “I’m delighted and honoured to have been elected to the Seanad. “I look forward to giving the whole of Donegal a voice in Leinster House.“I will also represent the views of all those I met throughout my extensive journey across the State in recent weeks. I want to pay tribute to all those who have supported me throughout both the Dail and Seanad election campaigns.”Senator Harte, the son of former TD Paddy Harte, secured 70 first preference votes and is in fourth place in the voting out of 35 candidates with nine seats up for grabs.He was joined by his delighted family inlcuidng his wife Mary and four children. He is the second Senator elected this time around from Donegal – with Fianna Fail’s Brian O Domhnaill elected yesterday.It means both constituencies in Donegal will have a voice in the next Seanad.UPDATED: JIMMY HARTE DELIGHTED AS HE IS ELECTED TO SEANAD was last modified: April 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jimmy harteSeanad seatlast_img

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