Brad Sellers is now the mayor of Warrenville Heights, Ohio.
With his playing days over and his finances secure, Sellers knew he wanted to go back home to Warrenville Heights. He played golf and was doing some sports broadcasting but he wanted to continue the work his parents had trained him to do: community service. It didn’t take long (just months after his return) for Mayor Marsha Fudge to enlist him as the economic development director. He held that job for nearly 11 years.
Then, a few years ago, Fudge moved on to become the congressional representative of the district. With the former mayor’s encouragement and Sellers desire to improve his hometown, he was easily elected mayor last November. He garnered support from all demographics: young, old, black and white. He believes his family’s ties to the community, especially the elders that were his parent’s peers, were instrumental in this win. Sellers knocked on all the homeowners’ doors when he campaigned, and even now, if a constituent sends a note or email, he will go to their door to talk.