Guest Bio – Sean Braddy (US Senate Candidate, I-OK)
Sean Braddy was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He is married to Kim Braddy, a longtime Norman resident, and is the father of three sons aged 18, 16, and 11.
For 17 years, he has aided disadvantaged youth in several settings– among these a juvenile detention center, in-patient care facilities, and mental health facilities– and spent the last seven years working as a youth career coach, helping young adults earn their GEDs and move into higher education and/or the workforce. Braddy also helps them navigate barriers such as homelessness, unemployment, low-income child care, and other crises that correlate with poverty.
He often tells young people, “Don’t be afraid to step out there.” Braddy encourages them to be brave and to remember that their struggles do not define them. “When it comes down to it, we’re all in the same boat.”
Braddy is a community activist and family man who believes in fairness and justice. He is not a politician, but he’s inspired by what the progressive movement means for the U.S. and wants to carry it to lower levels of government.
He’s earned his “activist” title by rallying progressives across the state; he walked the entire 21 mile distance—almost a seven hour trek—from Norman to a rally in Oklahoma City to prove that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to encourage people to stand up and get the world’s attention.
When asked why he’s decided to run for U.S. Senate, Braddy will simply say, “It needed to be done.”