Politics has become a career with its own agenda. Sean is here to change that by helping to give a voice to the people by supporting the needs of the community. Greeley, Evans and Garden City deserve an elected official with experience in the region’s major industries as well as someone involved with the public who makes the community thrive.
A Vision For The Future
We deserve a community and world of liberty: a place in which all individuals can control their own lives. Where no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
Our areas successes and failures in life have led me to care about five major causes: reducing youth involvement in crime, having enough healthy food to eat, expanding mental health resources, maintaining energy independence, and encouraging family involvement in education so we can work towards paying teachers better while having smaller classrooms. Most importantly, I will support the will of the people and provide a forum to listen to my constituency.
Weld County ranks among the top in the nation for youth crime and drug use. I will work with the community and law enforcement to support criminal justice reform. I advocate restorative justice and participatory defense programs that provide education and support to families and communities with court cases.
About 20% of our district doesn’t have access to affordable and nutritious food, and many of those people don’t get enough to eat or feed their children. I will work with the community and private organizations to expand food access and improve nutritional education.
Our community lacks enough resources to adequately address the city’s mental health and substance abuse needs. Research has shown that the adoption of mental health programs results in 10-fold savings to the average taxpayer. I will work towards increasing the number of facilities and programs that support mental healthcare to reduce the burden to our community.
Our community sits atop one of the largest shale deposits in the world, and as a result, energy production has become our most profitable industry. As a wastewater engineer and former oil and gas employee I understand the necessity the oilfield plays in our lives. I will continually support the community and industry’s goals of energy independence through production of both efficient and clean energy. I will protect our waters and help keep the energy economy alive.
K-12 education in our district is grossly underfunded. I will advocate for more involvement from immediate families and seek the proper resources so we can unburden our schools and strive to have better-paid teachers with smaller classrooms.
My silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination, including the existence of any particular governmental system, should not be construed to imply approval or disapproval. In every matter, I adhere to the consistent application of the principle of the non-initiation of physical force or fraud.
About Sean Short
My name is Sean Short, and I am 34 years old. Yes, that is my real name. I was a Cub Scout in Pack 40 and Boy Scout in Troop 50 though I never made Eagle Scout. I went to school at Dos Rios, followed by Chappelow and the infamous John Evans, may it rest in peace.
I failed my first attempt at college in Pueblo. I wasn’t ready, and it took several more years before I got an agriculture degree at the University of Hawai’i. I learned about the molecular worlds of water and plant science. I know, it seems strange learning agriculture across the Pacific when it is so prolific here at home.
I returned to Greeley to be around family and agriculture. My professional experience is with sustainable agriculture and wastewater treatment so in my spare time I volunteer for CSU Extension as a community horticulture advisor and bag food or cook in the Kids Café at the Weld Food Bank. I love the staff in the kitchen and they enjoy when I can fry up twenty pounds or more of hamburger! I also attend graduate school for engineering and I enjoy gardening, mountain biking, and quality time with family or friends.
Mission & Values
I seek a community and world of liberty: a place in which all individuals can control their own lives. Where no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
I believe that respect for individual rights is necessary for a free and prosperous world. Force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.
Consequently, I defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and I welcome the diversity that freedom brings. A world where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.
I hold that individuals have independent rights to their own bodies and property, including their labor and the fruits thereof. As such, I reject any physical force and fraud against other people and their property by anyone.
My goal is nothing less than a community set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that I take these stands.
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