Governor Sloan was born and raised in Centrus before becoming the governor of Aridean.
Raised in Centrus away from the impoverished people of Aridean, Governor Sloan is unable to relate to, nor is he interested in, the plight of the people he now governs. Given the circumstances of his birth, he views the people of Aridean as beneath him. Rather than striving to make life better for the people of Aridean, Governor Sloan desires only to maintain what Eden has given him. He fears doing anything outside of the parameters she has set.