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Sean McCann

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Sean McCann
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 60
Former member
In office
January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2015
Elections and appointments
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Kalamazoo City Commission
1999 - 2008
Bachelor'sWestern Michigan University, 1993
Place of birthDetroit
Sean McCann is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. McCann was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]

McCann served on the Kalamazoo City Commission from 1999 to 2008.


McCann earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Western Michigan University in 1993.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McCann served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCann served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


McCann's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Job creation & Michigan’s Economic Recovery

  • Excerpt: "Investing in education, ensuring that we have a skilled, dedicated work force motivating employers to seek out and retain Michigan workers for decades to come."


  • Excerpt: "As a 23-year resident of Kalamazoo, I’ve seen the importance of good solid education and what impact programs like the Kalamazoo Promise can have on communities. In my time in Lansing, I have worked to expand the positive impact of education. The rest of Michigan must embrace educating our future generations with the same dedication as Kalamazoo."

Constituent Service

  • Excerpt: "The State Representative for the 60th District has maintained a local, nonpartisan District Service Office (DSO) in downtown Kalamazoo for many decades. I will strongly continue this practice as part of my commitment to the constituents of the 60th District."



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Sean McCann was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Margaret O'Brien defeated Ron Zuiderveen in the Republican primary. O'Brien defeated McCann and Lorence Wenke (L) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Michigan State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret O'Brien 45.5% 36,630
     Democratic Sean McCann 45.5% 36,571
     Libertarian Lorence Wenke 9% 7,263
Total Votes 80,464


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCann won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 60. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Mike Perrin (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean McCann Incumbent 74.2% 27,378
     Republican Mike Perrin 25.8% 9,504
Total Votes 36,882


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

McCann won election to the District 60 seat in 2010. He defeated Dustin Harback and Chris Praedel in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Jeff Fernandez (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9][10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 60 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sean McCann (D) 13,841
Jeff Fernandez (R) 8,024

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McCann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McCann raised a total of $130,254 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[11]

Sean McCann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 60 Won $65,203
2010 Michigan State House, District 60 Won $65,051
Grand Total Raised $130,254


McCann won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $65,203.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sean McCann's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,500
CMS Energy$2,100
Michigan Auto Workers$2,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 7$2,000
Michigan Education Association$1,550
Total Raised in 2012$65,203
Source: Follow the Money


McCann won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, McCann raised a total of $65,051.


Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

Sean McCann received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Jones (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 60
Succeeded by
Jon Hoadley (D)