Welcome

  • Talking to Richfield seniors about bicycle safety
  • Professional work talking to small business owners about digital security
  • Collecting signatures, with necessary COVID precautions
  • Touring the under-construction Chamberlain Apartments
  • Picking up trash in 2014 with the Bike Advocates
  • Sean Hayford Oleary, David Gepner, and Sean Hayford Oleary. Sean is holding award for Commuter Champion 2018.
  • Leading a community bike ride to celebrate 66th
  • Sean Hayford Oleary and Paula Maire at PennFest 2019
  • Touring a new affordable Richfield townhome

Hi, my name is Sean

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.

I’d be honored to receive your vote in the August 11th primary.

Get voting information here.


We’re supporting Sean

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



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!