From ABC Action News, October 9, 2020
In an effort to help you make informed decisions during the General Election, ABC Action News has reached out to dozens of candidates running for office. The following statements have been submitted to ABC Action News by the candidate. Every candidate was given the same set of questions. These are their responses in his/her own words.

Name: Sean Patton

Office: Sarasota County Soil and Water Conservation District Group 1

Sean Patton is a biologist with a Bachelor’s of Marine Biology from New College of Florida in Sarasota. Sean also runs the habitat restoration and environmental consulting firm Stocking Savvy, Works as the Co-Project Manager of the Sarasota Manatee Ecoflora Project to catalog all plants in these counties, and worked several years at a local lake management firm Aquatic Systems.

Why should voters vote for you?

No one else has the same passion for Sarasota’s environment or the long term future here at heart. I work closely with local nurseries, gardens, and communities on improving habitat and know what Sarasota wants and needs. I am a young scientist who is working on the cutting edge of environmental science and can usher Sarasota into the future. If people want to fight back against Red Tide, and Climate Change while protecting our local wildlife and agricultural communities then they will vote for Sean Patton for the best of both worlds.

If elected, what are your top priorities?

My priorities are clean water, native habitat, and protecting local farmers and nurseries during the COVID pandemic and expanding local access to statewide or federal resources.


Read the entire interview here.

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the state’s Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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