Councilor Sean Faircloth
Sean Faircloth is an author, speaker, lawyer and former Maine House Majority Whip who spearheaded over thirty laws.
Faircloth had the idea for the Maine Discovery Museum (MDM), served as lead administrator and presenter for this $4.5 million project, organizing hundreds of volunteers. Of twenty-five children’s museums in New England, MDM opened as the second largest after Boston Children’s Museum. Former City Council Chair John Rohman credited MDM with sparking multiple Bangor revitalization projects. When MDM opened, the February 12, 2001 Bangor Daily News headline read “Heart Restored to Downtown Bangor.”
Bill Nye the Science Guy said Faircloth’s book about the First Amendent “makes such a compelling case.” Faircloth’s book, Attack of the Theocrats, How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It, was published in 2012. Faircloth has spoken throughout America and toured New Zealand and Australia in 2013, including speaking at the Sydney Opera House.
Faircloth’s 2014 speech, “Can Secular Government Survive in a Muslim Nation?”, delivered in Istanbul, garnered 200,000 views on youtube and dailymotion, despite Turkey’s youtube ban. Faircloth has multiple speeches with over 10,000 youtube views.
Faircloth spearheaded over thirty laws, many pertaining to children and women’s rights. During a decade in Maine’s legislature, Faircloth earned a 100% voting record with the Maine Women’s Lobby, serving on the Judiciary Committee, Appropriations Committee. He was elected Majority Whip.
“If there was ever the case that one person can make a huge difference,
you are living proof,” said the Maine Association of Community Service
Providers in presenting the Outstanding Advocacy Award to Sean Faircloth
for restoration of funds for children facing mental health diagnoses,
mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Faircloth was commended by the Maine Software Developers Association for his successful Research & Development Tax Credit Initiative, cutting taxes for innovative businesses.
For legislation on protecting children from pedophiles, and “for the healthy start child abuse prevention initiative and for spearheading the deadbeat dad child support law”, a measure saving taxpayers hundreds of millions, Faircloth was named Legislator of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Maine chapter.
For “taking the lead in addressing obesity issues in children which is shortening lives and costing taxpayers one billion per year,” Faircloth was named Legislator of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter.
Faircloth chaired a Sex Crime Commission and an Early Childhood Commission.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Faircloth earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
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