AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015.
Sullivan serves on four Senate committees: the Armed Services Committee, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness; the Environment and Public Works Committee; the Veterans’ Affairs Committee; and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and the Coast Guard.
Sullivan’s bipartisan leadership helped lead to the passage of the POWER Act, which has increased legal services for survivors of sexual assault, as well as the Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, which addresses the ocean debris and plastics crisis – both of which were authored by Sullivan and signed into law. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, he served as Alaska’s attorney general. He also served as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Sullivan is currently an infantry officer and Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Over the past 25 years, Sullivan has served in a variety of command and staff billets on active duty and in the reserves. He is the only member of the U.S. Senate still serving in the military.
Sullivan served under President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the assistant secretary of state for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs and as a director on the National Security Council. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and a joint Law and Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Dan and his wife Julie Fate Sullivan were married over 25 years ago in Julie’s hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska, where they first made their home. They later moved to Anchorage and raised their three daughters.
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