Sean McBrearty

Sean McBrearty

Michigan Legislative and Political Director

Sean learned the importance of protecting drinking water and our environment from a young age, growing up in a community devastated by perennial droughts and poor water and air quality in California’s central valley. He worked briefly as a firefighter before leaving California to attend school at Franciscan University in Ohio, where he studied History. Sean married his wife, Rose, in 2010 and moved to Grand Rapids, where he worked retail before joining Clean Water Action in Lansing in 2011.

Sean started out as a canvasser, became a Field Manager, then Senior Field Manager, and became the Canvass Director of the Lansing Office in July of 2013. Sean spent 2 and a half years as the Lansing Canvass Director before moving into his current role as a Program Organizer based in our Lansing office, where he leads our work on pipeline safety, infrastructure, and water issues.

In his spare time, Sean enjoys woodworking, restoring and playing various musical instruments, reading, and teaching his two year old daughter, Mary, to love and appreciate the Great Lakes and the beautiful natural world that surrounds us.