Originally published in Compass, March 13, 2014
Mike Sealander announces bid for Hancock County Commissioner
Mike Sealander announced his candidacy for Hancock County Commissioner representing the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Dedham, Penobscot, Castine, Brooksville, Sedgwick, Deer Isle, Stonington and Brooklin.
Sealander, a Democrat, decided to run after being approached by several people in his district. “I have been interested in county governance and believe I could help professionalize county operations, updating the organization in order to improve the way the county provides services to its citizens,” he said. “I am by nature a consensus builder and believe I can work well with the other commissioners and the county staff. My decision to run was also informed by the real satisfaction I get from public service.”
Sealander has been the recording secretary of the Brooklin Planning Board, a member of the Brooklin Comprehensive Plan Committee, president of the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, president of the Downtown Ellsworth Association, and president of the Ellsworth Noontime Rotary club. He is currently chairman of the Brooklin School Committee.
Sealander, 49, lives in Brooklin with his wife Robyn and their three children. They own and operate Sealander Architects, with offices in Brooklin and Ellsworth.
He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., with a degree in religious studies, and from Columbia University in New York with a master of architecture degree. He enjoys gardening, exercising and i-Phone apps.