Endorsements (2016 County Council campaign)

  • "I've known Pete for many years, both as a colleague at work and personally. His calm demeanor and, more importantly, willingness to listen and learn is exactly what we need on the County Council."
  • - Ken Milder, former Los Alamos County Councilor
  • "A person in public office must enter the decision-making process with not only personal values and a commitment to those values, but the ability to make policy that represents both the County and the Big Picture. Pete values education as the key to fulfillment for both the individual and the community. He shows up at meetings and community events. He pays attention and asks the right questions to inform his decisions. He studies the issues. Pete is the candidate who will serve our entire County and not just a few interests. "
  • - Jody Benson, former Los Alamos School Board Member
  • "I strongly endorse Pete for re-election to the County Council. Pete is a scientist with broad experience and interests outside the scientific community. He has served for four years on the Council and four years previously on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He has also served as President of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security. Pete is an open minded pragmatist. He listens, and he will take all positions into balanced consideration before making a decision. And he has a distinct ability to put issues, such as capital improvement projects, in proper priority order. Pete is a long time resident of Los Alamos. He knows the people well; he has served them admirably in the past and can continue to serve even better on County Council in the future."
  • - Ed Sayre, retired Los Alamos County Administrator/Library Director
  • "Pete listens to and understands the problems of small business in this community. I am confident he will go to bat for us to make this a better place for our businesses to grow."
  • - Bill Cabral, Bill's Computer Shop
  • "As your elected Sheriff and having worked on your behalf for the past five and a half years, I have had the opportunity to meet and know past and present council members. I want to commend Councilor Pete Sheehey in his work to show his respect and support for an elected office that provides services to you. Councilor Sheehey is a committed servant to the community and is not influenced by personal agendas or bias. I would encourage all of you who voted for me to please vote for him. "
  • - Marco Lucero, Los Alamos County Sheriff
  • "Sheehey is an oustpoken defender of the environment on the council and consistently supports Los Alamos conservation and climate efforts, including the Carbon Neutral 2040 initiative, a suite of innovative goals, plans and benchmarks for Los Alamos to be carbon-neutral by 2040. Sheehey also championed curbside recycling of lawn waste and was a driving force behind the “walkable Los Alamos” initiative that supports downtown development and a more walkable city. Sheehey publicly supported amenities to get people outdoors. These include the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, the walking paths and Atomic City Transit. Sheehey was also an advocate of the campaign to transfer the Valles Caldera Preserve to National Parks ownership, a key local victory for the public. Sheehey supports the citizen-developed Comprehensive Plan in making decisions. He was formerly a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and championed publicly supported amenities — including the huge town system of trails, the municipal swimming pool, the golf course and tennis courts and expanding bike trails on upgraded road plans. And Sheehey walks (or buses) his talk: He takes the local bus whenever he can, including to the Los Alamos Food Co-op. "
  • - Rio Grande Chapter, Sierra Club
  • (2012) "I agree with Pete that if we want local government to do important things for us, we have to do it in a fiscally responsible way."
  • - Bernard L. (Bun) Ryan, Los Alamos Living Treasure, pitcher on the famed Pierotti's Clowns softball team