Sean Faircloth, Former Executive Director
Sean Faircloth served as the Secular Coalition for America’s Executive Director from 2009 to 2011.
He served a decade in the Maine State Legislature. In his last term he was elected the Majority Whip by his colleagues. Sean Faircloth was an accomplished legislator, successfully spearheading over thirty pieces of legislation, including the deadbeat dad child support law, which saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Faircloth had numerous legislative successes in children's issues and justice system reform. While in office, he was selected to chair a Sex Crime Commission, the Early Childhood Commission, and a Commission on the Citizen's Initiative Process.
Faircloth was a strong advocate of the separation of church and state and received many awards of recognition including the 2006 Legislator of the Year Award from the Maine People's Alliance, the 2005 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the American Heart Association's Northeast Affiliate, and Legislator of the Year awards from the Maine Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Software Developers Association.
Faircloth's voice has also been heard in other venues, including being a featured speaker on childhood obesity issues at universities such as Harvard and Yale. He was also a regular columnist for the Bangor Metro Magazine and Bangor Daily News.
Sean Faircloth taught courses within the University of Maine system, including Criminal Law, Criminal Evidence, Judicial Process, Administrative Law, Legal Controversies, Advocacy, and Legal Writing & Research.
Faircloth had the idea for the Maine Discovery Museum and then led that project to completion. At that time, the Maine Discovery Museum was the largest children's museum outside Boston in New England.
Faircloth graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. Attorney Faircloth worked in private law practice, served as an Assistant Attorney General, as Legal Counsel to the Maine State Senate, and lobbied on behalf of the Maine State Bar Assocation.