Jim Sullivan

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Jim Sullivan
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Wisconsin State Senate District 5
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney

Jim Sullivan (b. December 26, 1967) was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate. He represented District 5 from 2008 through 2010. Sullivan previously served as a member of the Wauwatosa City Council.[1]

Sullivan graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1991 with a B.A. He went on to receive his law degree from Marquette University in 2001. From 1998 through 2006, he was a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves. He has served as a member of the State Fair Park Board, the Wisconsin Center District Board, the Midwest Higher Education Compact, and the Wisconsin Technology Council.[2][3][4].

Committee assignments



Sullivan ran for the position of Milwaukee County Executive on the April 2011 election ballot.[5].


See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010

Sullivan ran for re-election in the November 2, 2010, general election. He faced no primary opposition. He was defeated by his opponent in the November 2, 2010 general election, Republican Leah Vukmir of the Wisconsin State Assembly District 14. [6]

Wisconsin Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Sullivan (D) 7,214 99.71%


On November 7, 2006, Sullivan won election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 5.[7]

Sullivan raised $238,633 for his campaign, while incumbent Tom Reynolds raised $191,699.[8]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Sullivan (D) 36,148
Tom Reynolds (R) 33,686


Sullivan supported legislation geared toward:

  • Veteran's benefits[9]
  • Funding for district attorneys[10]
  • Increased health care funding[11][12]
  • Instituting an Indoor Environmental Quality in Schools Task Force[13]
  • Increased penalties for drunk driving[14]

See also:

Past and current endorsements

He endorsed Ellen Brostrom for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 2009[15].

Campaign donors


Sullivan's top contributors of 2008, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics,[16] included: Wisconsin Pipe Trades, West Allis Professional Police Association, Wisconsin Wholesale Beer Distributors, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists, Marna N. Moolla, Wisconsin Credit Union League, and Wal-Mart.

In 2008, Sullivan collected $20,665 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.[17]

Donor Amount
Marina Moolla $1,000
Wal-Mart $1,000
West Allis Professional Police Association $1,000
Wisconsin Wholesale Beer Distributors $1,000


Sullivan's top contributor in 2006 was[18] the State Senate Democratic Campaign Committee of Wisconsin.

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Sullivan was born in Astoria, Oregon.


Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Reynolds
Wisconsin State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Leah Vukmir