Crosby launches campaign, says he puts his money where his mouth is
Former county councillor Tom Crosby has officially launched his campaign for re-election in May 2019. The independent candidate is seeking election to Roscommon County Council in the Boyle Electoral Area.
Mr. Crosby said that he is standing on his track record in politics which he said “speaks for itself”.
“I have been elected many times in the past and have vast experience in politics, business and indeed in voluntary community circles” he said.
Native of Tarmonbarry/Scramogue parish, he is married to Pauline (McDermott) and the couple reside in Tarmonbarry.
In a press statement, Mr. Crosby said: “I have a deep affection and passion for my area and for Co. Roscommon. I have always believed that politicians should put their money where their mouth is when it comes down to developing in their area and county. That is why, throughout my business and political career, I have always done just that”.
Asking for voters to “judge me on what I have actually done and not what I have talked about doing,” Mr. Crosby said that he can stand over his “proud record” in this region.
He pointed to the fact that he had built and developed the renowned and award-winning residential marina known as ‘Tarmon Harbour’, where there are 98 tourist and residential homes and 98 dockings points for pleasure craft on the River Shannon.
“This development is recognised as one of the best tourist destinations on the River Shannon and in turn has made Tarmonbarry Village one of the most prosperous villages in the West of Ireland, coming from having little or no employment to currently having well over 100 local people employed in its thriving businesses.
“I recently purchased and began developing the cornerstone building in the centre of Strokestown. A relic of the Celtic Tiger years, it was a blight on the face of an otherwise beautiful townscape. But that’s all changing now, as I am currently upgrading the building and at an advanced stage in talks with a large anchor tenant for one of the four floors on the very large 12,000 sq. ft. property”.
In terms of political achievements, Mr. Crosby said that when he was a county councillor he was the individual responsible for the establishment of a DNA database for Ireland, his original idea having been followed up by various Justice Ministers.
He continued: “Now, many politicians will try to garner your support by saying that they’ll be honest with you, and won’t make any promises they can’t keep…well, I put it to them that the real reason they won’t make the promises is because they don’t believe they can deliver!
“I’m not afraid to make promises, because I know I can deliver as an elected representative. I’m a worker, and have been a worker my whole life. One thing you can be sure of is this, if you put your trust in me, I won’t let you down”.
Mr. Crosby said that his campaign team will be canvassing all areas over the coming weeks and that he will do his very best to meet everyone personally. He appealed to the people to give him their No. 1 vote.
“I have a plan for this area, a plan to return it to prosperity…but to do that I need your support. I need you to once again put your trust in me”.