Earlier this year, in a unanimous vote, the city council of Milford Borough, Pennsylvania, chose HIV-positive activist, author, and entrepreneur Sean Strub as the city’s new mayor. Strub is the founding executive director of the Sero Project, which leads the HIV anti-criminalization movement in the U.S.
“It isn’t something I sought or had any ambition to hold,” Strub tells Plus. “But when our mayor resigned, he and members of the council asked me to consider whether I would [become mayor]. I love Milford and have put a lot of effort into community activities here, so I was glad to agree.”
Outgoing Mayor Bo Fean told Milford Now, that Strub (who also runs a local boutique property, Hotel Fauchere) was a great choice because he “brings a good business sense and community involvement to the table and I think he can promote the borough with his tourism knowledge.”
The town of roughly 1,100, is the seat of Pike County, in the entire Upper Delaware River region. Strub was the founder of Poz and MAAM magazines.
“I’ve got no further political ambitions other than to see if I can help our little Borough operate more efficiently,” Strub says. “And protect and enhance the quality of life of those who live in, visit, or do business in Milford.”