Dan Sullivan (Arkansas)

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Dan Sullivan
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Candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 53
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 14, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Dan Sullivan is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 53 of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Sullivan was a 2014 special election Republican candidate for District 21 of the Arkansas State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Sullivan's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Having served over 25 years as a teacher and a principal, Dan knows that the Common Core Curriculum being handed down from Washington DC could devastate those schools that excel."

Pro Life

  • Excerpt: "Dan Sullivan is staunchly pro life and will not vote for any bill that would allow taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. His votes will reflect his belief that life starts at conception and is a gift from our Creator."


  • Excerpt: "Dan is a follower of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Maria attend Southwest Church, where he serves as a Shepherd. They are both active in Wolflife, an ASU campus ministry."


  • Excerpt: "As an executive in the healthcare field, Dan has seen first hand the destructive effects of Obamacare. In the State Senate Dan will advocate repealing the Affordable Care Act and work to protect Arkansans from its damaging effects."


  • Excerpt: "Dan Sullivan is a proud Concealed Carry Permit Holder and would work to defeat any legislation that restricts our rights outlined by the 2nd amendment. He is a supporter of Arkansas Act 746 of 2013 and would be against modifying it in upcoming legislative sessions."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Homer Lenderman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dan Sullivan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lenderman will face Sullivan in the general election.[3][4]

2014 special election

See also: Arkansas state legislative special elections, 2014

John Cooper (R) defeated Steve Rockwell (D) in the special election, which took place on January 14.[5] Rockwell and Radius Baker advanced past Gene Roebuck and Ray Kidd in the Democratic primary.[6] Rockwell defeated Baker in the Democratic primary runoff.[7] Dan Sullivan and Cooper advanced past Chad Niell in the Republican primary.[6] Cooper defeated Sullivan in the Republican primary runoff.[7][8]

The seat was vacant following Paul Bookout's (D) resignation on August 21, 2013, after he was fined $8,000 by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for spending campaign funds on personal items.[9]

A special election for the position of Arkansas State Senate District 21 was called for January 14, with a primary on October 8, 2013. A primary runoff took place on November 12, 2013. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was September 6, 2013.[9]

Arkansas State Senate, District 21, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cooper 57.2% 4,318
     Democratic Steve Rockwell 42.8% 3,235
Total Votes 7,553

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