Sean Patrick Hughes is an author, veteran, non-profit founder (care4us.org) and a special needs father. He’s contributed to multiple media publications including the Washington Post, Playboy, Quartz and other online media outlets.

His first book, Sixteen: A Rational Account of an Irrational Election was published in May of 2018 by Dream Oak Publishing.

A veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and a Bronze Star recipient, Sean launched the politics, history and economics blog chartwellwest.com in 2015 which drew over a million readers within 18 months. He also actively blogs at Fatherhood2.0 And Medium.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business, Sean separated from the Navy at the rank of Commander.  He lives in Southern California with his wife Annette and three boys where he currently works in the consumer software industry.