Mike Sesma at the DNC

Michael A. Sesma is a Neuroscientist, Educator, Federal Health Scientist Administrator, and Elected Municipal Official. He is a Maryland Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Elected to Gaithersburg City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, Sesma is the first Hispanic and minority elected to the Gaithersburg City Council in city history. His municipal work has focused on affordable housing, responsible fiscal management, sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and government transparency. Prior to his election he had a long record of community involvement in education, reasonable and smart development and diversity issues.
After a successful research and teaching career in public and private universities, Sesma joined the National Institutes of Health in 1994 as a Health Scientist Administrator for federal biomedical and behavioral research, research training, career development and diversity programs at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and National Institute of Mental Health.
In 2008 Sesma was an Obama Campaign Volunteer for a variety of activities and has been an active volunteer for other local and state government and congressional campaigns.

This will be the first Democratic National Convention he has attended. He and his family have been Gaithersburg and Montgomery County residents since 1994.

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That Was Special


The most important thing I did on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 is shown in this picture.  I signed the Maryland Delegation Ballot, affirming my commitment to Barack Obama as the Democratic Party Nominee for President.  It was a special moment personally and was done to represent those who elected me as a Maryland Delegate to […]

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Speechless in Charlotte

Speechless in Charlotte Imagine that…. I’m a couple days and big events behind in relating observations and experiences. I imagine most readers are pretty familiar with the major public events in the last 24 hours. The speechifying in the convention hall on Tuesday was impressive, inspiring and pretty direct. It’s clear that the President is […]

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Carolina in My Mind


It was an easy and scenic drive along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains into Charlotte. As we approached Charlotte a single tall profile stood out above the trees, then a few more to reveal a modern urban, compact hi-rise skyline but we turned north to Concord for the Maryland delegation headquarters at […]

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Let's Go To Charlotte

Governor O'Malley tweeted this on Friday.  It's where the Maryland delegation will be stationed at the convention.

I’m putting my money where my mouth has been for many years.  After watching conventions on television since 1960 I’m going to see one up close and personal and be a participant in the event.  I’m fortunate. I’m excited.  I’m pumped. I’m FIRED UP and READY TO GO!  I’m a Democrat.  Even though the outcome […]

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