Sean McCann, State Senate, 20th District
Sean McCann is running for state Senate in the 20th Senate district. As a lifelong Michigan resident and graduate of Western Michigan University, Sean McCann has a stake in the future of his community and his state.
Sean has committed himself to public service, serving the people of Kalamazoo as a city commissioner and State Representative. As a city commissioner, Sean dedicated his energy to build a sustainable vital downtown in Kalamazoo, strengthen public safety, improve neighborhoods and clean up the Kalamazoo River. As a state representative, he worked to strengthen public schools and higher education institutions, protect children, reform partisan gerrymandering, protect the environment and improve public transportation.
Sean believes in the importance of family planning services that allow Michigan citizens to decide how, when and if to grow their families, as well as comprehensive sex education that prepares our youth with accurate, inclusive and unbiased information.
In 2014, Sean ran for this seat against Republican Margaret O’Brien and lost by just 62 votes out of 82,000 cast. He watched as O’Brien backed anti-choice bills, failed to protect Michigan’s natural resources and supported her party’s damaging policies.
Alarmed by the destructive direction of state and national politics in recent years, Sean decided to run again in 2018. He faces a challenge: the 20th district is perhaps the top-targeted seat, and Republicans will fight to retain it. But after a narrow loss in 2014 and years of poor leadership, Kalamazoo area residents deserve a Senator who represents their voices.