Michigan State Senate | District 20
Sean is a longtime Kalamazoo Democrat who served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, holding the 60th District seat from 2010-14. He lost to current incumbent Republican Margaret O’Brien in a close state Senate race in 2014.
As a state representative for four years, Sean worked to strengthen public schools and higher education institutions, protect children, reform partisan gerrymandering, protect the environment and improve public transportation.
Read more about Sean on his website.
Why this Race is Important
Due to partisan gerrymandering, Republicans hold a drastically unfair advantage and are over-represented in the Michigan state legislature. It's critical for Democrats to win seats in 2018 to make blue inroads in this presidential battleground state.
Sister District Policy Scorecard
This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:
- We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
- We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
- We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
- Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.