Ken Curtin is the Social Democrats candidate in Cork East. Ken is a married father of two girls. He lives in Cobh and plays an active role in the local community through several organisations including Tidy Towns and Cobh People’s Regatta. He is an experienced campaigner at local and national level, the latest example of this being the key leadership role he played in Yes Equality Cork in the Marriage Equality Referendum.
Ken has been involved in politics all his life but this is his first time putting himself forward in a General Election. He believes as we approach the centenary of 1916 our country is at a crossroads, we have a choice between opting for a continuation of more of the same or a new type of politics based on a vision of open government and the type of public services we as a people so badly need. He believes Social Democrats under the leadership of Stephen Donnelly, Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall can deliver on that vision while maintaining a strong pro enterprise economy.