Micheál (me-haul) O’Leary was elected to the Culver City City Council in 2008, re-elected in 2012, and was termed out as Mayor of Culver City in 2016. As owner of Joxer Daly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Culver City, and Corrigan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, in Moorpark, Mehaul has been both active or supportive of many local organizations including Culver City Lions Club, Culver City Homeowners Assoc., and Culver City Elks Lodge. He has also been an active volunteer in the Culver City Homeowners Association.
Mehaul was also an active volunteer on the Culver City Sister City Committee and with St. Augustine’s Parish Building Committee – where he co-founded the Annual St. Augustine’s Golf Tournament.
True to his Irish background, Mehaul is an active volunteer with the Celtic Arts Center and is also Eagle Rock Athletic Club rugby player and supporter. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he grew up serving as an altar boy, Boy Scout and volunteer at the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. He graduated from Gonzaga College in Dublin and completed three years at University College Dublin.
After immigrating to the United States with $700 in pocket, Mehaul worked in the restaurant trades for some years before opening his Pub in Culver City. He recently sold this business to focus on his candidacy. The Board held back the funds from this sale for 8 months due to a typo that was fixed with white out.