Dan Sullivan (Anchorage mayor)

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Dan Sullivan
Mayor of Anchorage
In office
Term ends
Years in position 6
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedMay 5, 2009
Campaign $$1,329,268
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Anchorage Assembly
High schoolWest Anchorage High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon (Political Science)
ProfessionSmall business owner, politician
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Dan Sullivan is the current Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. He was first elected to the position in 2009.

Sullivan was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in the 2014 elections.[1][2] Sullivan lost in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Before becoming Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska in 2009, Sullivan was a member of the Anchorage Assembly from 1998 to 2008. He could not run for a fourth consecutive term in the Assembly due to term limits. Sullivan was elected mayor in 2009 and subsequently won re-election. As mayor, he is restricted to two consecutive terms in office.

He was also the Executive Director of the Arctic Winter Games when it was hosted by the city of Anchorage in 1996.[3]


Sullivan is an Alaska native and graduate of West Anchorage High School. He earned his B.S. in political science from the University of Oregon.[4]

Sullivan has been a small business owner for almost three decades and currently co-owns a pub, which he also founded, located in downtown Anchorage.[4]


  • West Anchorage High School
  • B.S. in political science - University of Oregon



See also: Alaska Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Sullivan ran for election as Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Sullivan secured the Republican nomination in the primary on August 19, 2014.[1][5] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Primary election
Lieutenant Governor of Alaska Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Sullivan 70.7% 74,758
Kelly Wolf 29.3% 30,985
Total Votes 105,743
Election Results via Alaska Division of Elections.

General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBill Walker/Byron Mallott 48.1% 134,658
     Republican Sean Parnell/Dan Sullivan Incumbent 45.9% 128,435
     Libertarian Carolyn "Care" Clift/Andrew C. Lee 3.2% 8,985
     Constitution J.R. Myers/Maria Rensel 2.5% 6,987
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 893
Total Votes 279,958
Election Results via Alaska Division of Elections.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sullivan is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Sullivan raised a total of $1,329,268 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 30, 2015.[6]

Dan Sullivan (Anchorage mayor)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Lieutenant Governor Defeated $1,329,268
Grand Total Raised $1,329,268

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Sullivan is married to Lynnette, who works as an elementary school teacher. They have one daughter, Jennifer.[4]

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Mayor of Anchorage
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