About Sean

First Elected in 2014 as the Regional and Town Councillor for Ward 1 in Oakville, Sean has called Oakville home for over 35 years.

Sean attended St. Ann's Elementary school before Appleby College and graduated from T.A. Blakelock High School.  After graduating from the University of Guelph with an Honours Degree in Political Science, Sean completed a Master’s Degree at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. He then returned home to spend four years working on his PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston.  His areas of interest are international relations, comparative ethnic conflict and conflict resolution.

Sean’s professional career began in sales for an iconic Oakville business - Corbett’s Source for Sports.  Sean was instrumental in setting up the online sales division, which has now blossomed into one of the largest in North America.

After working for Oakville’s Member of Provincial Parliament both in the riding and at Queen’s Park, his experience led him to a Government Relation’s role with Tim Horton’s corporate head office, during which he led a number of important initiatives and files. Sean was bestowed a Top 40 Under 40 Business Award for his achievements and community involvement in the Hamilton-Halton area.

Sean continues to be an active community volunteer.  He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Halton Industry Education Council.  He is Council’s appointed representative on Oakville’s Tourist Board, Visit Oakville.  Sean is a Male Ally for the Halton Women’s Place where he speaks to young men about the importance of their actions and advocates for an end to violence against women.  Sean is also a player and coach at the Oakville soccer club. 

In 2014, Sean was appointed as the Region’s Waterfront Parks Advisory Committee Chair.  The Committee oversees and provides recommendations to Regional Council on Halton’s reaming three waterfront parks: Burlington Beach, Burloak Waterfront Park and the Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.  In 2018, Sean was elected by his fellow Regional Council colleagues as the Chair of the Region’s Administration and Finance Standing Committee.

Sean lives in Bronte with his wife Danika, 6 year old daughter Roisin and 4 year old son Tiarnan.  He has a Newfie dog named Jameson and a cat Seamus.