For Immediate Release – The Reform Party is proud to announce that Reform Party Secretary Shawn Storm has been appointed to the Richland County, Sidney and Fairview City Planning Commission. He is the first new officeholder the Reform Party has had since the Reform Party elected Nicholas Hensley as Chairman of the Reform Party National Committee in 2020. The last time the Reform Party has had a new officeholder was in 2016, when Superior Wisconsin Board of Trustee member Jon Winter joined the Reform Party. 2016 was the last year David Collison was chairman.
Who is Shawn Storm?
Born in Kentucky, Shawn Storm works professionally as a medical administrator. He moved to Sidney, Montana in December of 2017, and quickly fell in love with the state. As a political moderate, he watched as the far fringes of the political spectrum took over the Democratic and Republican Parties. After searching for some time, he found that the moderates in the Reform Party of the United States echoed his centrist ideals. He joined the party in late 2019.
In 2020, a few months after he joined, the Reform Party National Committee found itself near collapse. The Reform Party was a stagnant organization, with an absent executive committee, led by an incompetent chairman. That year, seventy five percent of party representatives voted for change. By the end of 2021, eight of the ten executive committee members had been replaced. Only Leigh Pollet and Nicholas Hensley survived the changes. With high expectations, the newly elected members of the Reform Party Executive Committee went to work, but found old battles on the platform committee continued to stagnant the party’s position. During this shuffle, Shawn Storm was appointed to represent Montana on the platform committee.
After taking his seat on the committee, Shawn Storm entered the twenty-year battle for the soul of the Reform Party.
Mr. Storm personified his last name when he led the moderates on the debate floor. Through his stubborn perseverance, the Reform Party moderates dealt the final blow to the far-right nuisance, and exorcised the Buchanan Brigade from its ranks. After chiseling the last far-right lunacy away from the Reform Party’s platform, he helped tear up the ancient, ineffective rules that allowed the Brigade to linger.
“I think of issues along the lines of returning to a system of individual responsibilities balanced against social responsibilities,” Mr. Storm argued during the platform debates.
His performance on the Rules and Platform Committees won him the Northwest Regional Representative position on the Executive Committee. He squared his shoulders for the tasks ahead, and acted as a calming ballast to keep the inexperienced party leadership steady. With his even-handed input, the Reform Party was able to do twenty years’ worth of house cleaning in under eleven months. For his actions, he was elected to serve as Secretary of the Reform Party National Committee.
With the Reform Party’s working positions fully staffed for the first time since 2000, it repositioned itself to build grassroots though local activism. Part of its overall strategy is to gain positions on locally elected and appointed boards of all sizes. Under its current plan, the Reform Party supports any member seeking a position on local boards. Shawn Storm decided to lead this effort by seeking local office. The Reform Party congratulates him on his victory.
The Richland County, Sidney and Fairview City Planning Commission is the zoning board for Richland County, the town of Sidney and Fairview City. For the past two years, five of the board’s seats have been empty. With five seats empty, the board could not gain quorum for legal meeting. This has caused a backlog of work, with the biggest issue being a lack of residentially zoned land compared to land zoned for commercial. These zoning issues and backlogged work have severely hampered county and municipal growth in many ways, and Shawn Storm stands ready to square his shoulder once again.
The Reform Party is a moderate, centrist party founded in 1996 by the supporters of Ross Perot. The Reform Party advocates for a moderate platform centered around common sense, moderate solutions for today’s political issues. It is funded by small donors and has never taken money from political action committees (PACs). It is possible to find out more about the Reform Party, or donate a small amount, by visiting www.reformparty.org. The Reform Party is always looking for volunteers and candidates like Shawn Storm.
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