Cllr Johnny Mythen will contest the next General Election for Sinn Féin in Wexford.
Councillor Mythen saw off strong competition from New Ross based Cllr Oisin O' Connell at a packed selection convention in Ferns last week.
Speaking after the results were announced, Cllr Mythen said that he aimed to be the candidate for ordinary people.
'This is not about putting me into the Dail,' he said, 'It's about putting you, the people of County Wexford, into the Dail. I vow to be an honest, hard working representative who will be here for my constituents always.'
It's about people. It's always been about putting people first and as republicans that's what we set out to do.
Cllr Oisin O' Connell pledged his complete support to Cllr Mythen and insisted that the great spirit of unity in Sinn Féin across Wexford was a sign of great things to come.
Senator David Cullinane, who has been nominated to run in the election for Sinn Féin in Waterford, said:'I would be delighted to enter Leinster House as a new TD after the next election side by side with Johnny Mythen TD. More and more people are turning to Sinn Féin every day. I absolutely believe that the party can win the first republican Dáil seat in Wexford for nine decades.'