Welcome

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Hi, my name is Sean

Sean Hayford Oleary

Thanks for stopping by. I’m running to be your next city council member for Ward 2 in Richfield.

I’m a third-generation Hayford to live in Richfield, and I have lived here since 2012. I’ve been a volunteer and leader in our community these past eight years.


We’re supporting Sean

See who supports Sean! Check out all our published endorsement statements on the Supporters and Endorsements page.

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation
Minnesota REALTORS Political Action Committee


My approach

I believe in a real conversation, and an honest exchange of ideas. That should be everywhere from the Council chambers, to a community meeting, to a neighbor’s front yard.

I have opinions, and I don’t shy away from that. But I have always been — and will always be — transparent about my thinking. And I will always be open to hearing and seeing your perspective. Let’s have a conversation about Richfield.


Our issues

There are several key issues I will prioritize as a Council member. Tap any of the issues to see what my ideas are for our future.


What’s important to you? This campaign is about Richfielders. What’s important to you? What should I know about what you want to see for the Richfield of tomorrow? Contact me and let’s talk about it.


My Background

  • Civic:
    • Richfield Planning Commission, member and chair, 2015-present
    • Richfield Transportation Commission, bike-walk liaison, 2013-present
    • Richfield Human Rights Commission, member and chair, 2013-2015
    • Friends of the Richfield Bandshell, board member, 2019-present
    • Richfield League of Women Voters, member, 2019-present
  • Professional:
    • Web developer working directly with small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • Education:
    • Master’s degree in urban planning, University of Minnesota / Humphrey School (2017)
    • BA, St. Olaf College (2012)
Sean watering lawn in Richfield in 1997
Keeping Richfield green since 1997!