Monday, February 27, 2012
City Councilor Sullivan In Run For 11th Plymouth
BROCKTON--Brockton City Councilor-at-large Robert F. Sullivan has announced his candidacy for State Rep. of the 11th Plymouth District.
Sullivan, a Democrat, is seeking the position being vacated by Geraldine Creedon, who announced earlier this month she would not seek reelection.
Sullivan is the second candidate from the Democratic Party to announce a run for Creedon's seat. Claire Cronin, a Brockton lawyer and Easton resident, launched her candidacy a few weeks ago. Sullivan has served as a city wide councilor-at-large since 2006, and was unanimously elected to the position of City Council President in 2008.
Sullivan was born and raised in Brockton and was a resident of Easton from 2001-2003. He attended Brockton public schools and graduated from Brockton High School in 1988.
He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's in political science and obtained his law degree from the New England School of Law.
Sullivan went on to earn his master's in business administration from Boston College. Sullivan lives in Brockton with his wife, Maria (Luizzi) Sullivan, and their two children.
Sullivan, an attorney, small business owner, and town counsel for Randolph.
He said in a prepared statement his experience and leadership qualities, coupled with his legal training and business background, all strengthen his qualifications as a candidate for state representative.
Sullivan’s other political experiences consist of interning with former Massachusetts Congressman Brian J. Donnelly in Washington D. C. and at the Massachusetts State House with former State Senator Michael C. Creedon.
He also served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Joint Committee on Election Laws for the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
He is an elected member of the Brockton Democratic City Committee and a member of the Plymouth County Democratic League.
In addition, he volunteers as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.
He said in the statement he has city experience, town experience, and State House experience.
Sullivan said he has the background and knowledge needed to be an effective state representative who will respond to the needs and expectations of both Brockton and Easton residents.
Sullivan said he believes the upcoming election is about improving the economic, educational, environmental, and public safety conditions for the district.
Sullivan said he will be a strong advocate for the people of the 11th Plymouth District and asks the people of the 11th to support his candidacy for state representative.
His campaign Committee will host a campaign kick-off event in the near future.
If any residents of the district are interested in attending the event or working on his campaign, please contact the Committee to Elect Robert Sullivan at 508-846-1208.
Due to the recent state redistricting, the 11th Plymouth is now comprised of the following locations: the west and north sections of Brockton--all of Ward 1, Ward 3-D, and Ward 7-C and 7-D-and in Easton precincts 1-5.