Why I am Running for
NY City Council District 1?

 Sean Hayes a 47-year old NY Attorney; Head of an International Law Firm; former lawyer working in China, Korea & Southeast Asia; former Professor, CEO, Dean of a UN University and Journalist fears that our City shall turn to the Dark Days of the 80s and early 90s, because of reactionary and radicalized politics in New York and the lack of experience, pragmatism, and problem-solving skills of our politicians.  Sean is running in the Democratic Primary for City Council in District 1.






Sean looked around and saw that the majority of candidates running for NY City Council and for Mayor lacked experience, centrist viewpoints & pragmatism and were too radicalized to manage the needs of residents of New York City. 


We need experienced and pragmatic leadership in our City Council and not those unwilling or unable to face the problems of our City.  We hear too much rhetoric and not enough solutions.  Sean is the, only, candidate in District 1 with comprehensive solutions to the problems facing New York City. 


Thus, Sean thought it was time that he stepped forward to serve the needs of the community through pragmatic solutions such as our: 

Affordable Housing Public Housing & Land Use Policies

Crime, Safe Streets & Safe Schools Policies


Economy Jobs & Opportunity Policies

Education, Internships, Mentorships & School-to-Work Policies

Jail-to-Jobs Program 

Quality of Life Policies


The following programs, above,  shall not increase taxes, if we concentrate on cutting the bloated budget and fight the corrupt forces in NY City Council that waste our budget on boondoggles and cronyism.  

Sean Hayes Stepped Forward to Serve New York - Not His Own Interests


Sean's step into politics, unlike many other candidates, is not for his personal gain.  Sean shall lose a great deal for his firm if elected, but shall gain the blessing of knowing that he is giving back to a community that he loves and believes needs the help of experienced professional leaders.  


Sean is blessed, at this stage in his life, with the ability, experience and resources to serve his community and he feels that if he doesn't step forward and fight to turn our politics back to the center, this great city is doomed to return to the Dark Days. 


Sean Hayes is an Experienced Pragmatic Business, Academic, Media & Legal Professional

Sean believes that in these Post-Bloomberg Days our politicians, in New York City Government, moved away from pragmaticism and towards identity politics, the cancel culture and national polarizing issues that are harming the people of New York. 


These politicians, in many case, are looking for a fast-track to fame, fortune and a higher political office with little care for the needs of the communities they serve, thus, leading to a decreasing tax base, deterioration of public housing, decrease in the quality and efficiency of services, low morale in our government servants, lack of accountability in government, less affordable housing, increase in crime, higher taxes, decrease in the quality of life and increased fraud waste and abuse. 


Sean believes that we need politicians with the intelligence, experience, emotional maturity and dedication to develop plans to solve the issues facing New York City.  


Politicians with, only, the ability to talk and that lack the ability to serve the needs of the community shall lead to a deterioration of our great city.  We need Pragmatic Realists with Experience in more than just Pontification that shall roll up their sleeves and solve the problems facing New York City. 


Sean is, simply, fed up and is ready to fight for the people.  He shall be a voice for the community and a tool to return New York back towards the middle and back to focusing on solving the problems facing our communities. 


Support us in this fight to Save our City.  Vote Sean Hayes on June 22 in the Democratic Primary.  


Sean Hayes is an Experienced Professional

  • Office in NYC District 1 for 15 years.  Lives in Battery Park City

  • Leads an International Law Firm with offices in Asia and North America

  • Professor of Law/Dean of a UN University

  • CEO of a Foreign Branch of a Conglomerate

  • Company Director for a multinational company 

  • Columnist/Ombudsman for a leading Korean-based publishing company

  • Arbitrator/Court Officer

  • Court Research Officer, Constitutional Court of Korea

  • U.S. Capitol Hill Staffer

  • Consultant for Legislatures & Court Judges

  • Led Top Dispute Resolution Law Firm of Year/Rated a Top 100 Lawyer

  • Int’l lawyer/Int’l Bar Association

  • 20+ Years of Professional Experience

  • 47 years old.  14-year-old Half Pilipino handsome Son.  

  • Mets, Rangers & Giant’s Fan.  Former Football Player and an all-around nice guy.  

Sean C. Hayes
(Candidate for NY City Council District 1)
Balanced & Pragmatic Solutions through Experienced Leadership