Richard Sullivan

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Richard Sullivan
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Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - 2014
Base salary$150,000
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGov. Deval Patrick
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Westfield
1994 - 1997
Bachelor'sBates College
J.D.Western New England School of Law
Office website

Richard Sullivan was the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs from 2011 to 2014. He left his position in May 2014 to serve as the chief of staff to Gov. Deval Patrick. Sullivan was appointed by Gov. Patrick in 2011.[1]


Sullivan first entered politics in the 1980s. During this time, he served on a Westfield, Massachusetts municipal public utility commission and serve three terms as a city councilman before being elected Mayor.[2]


  • Bachelor's degree, Bates College
  • J.D., Western New England Law School[2]

Political Career

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (2011 - 2014)

Sullivan was appointed and sworn in at the beginning of Gov. Deval Patrick's second term in 2011.[3] He left the department in May 2014 to serve as Gov. Patrick's chief of staff.[1]

Mayor of Westfield, Massachusetts (1994 - 2007)

Sullivan served as mayor from his election in 1994 until 2007.[3]

Contact Information

Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-626-1000
Fax: 617-626-1181

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Political offices
Preceded by
Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Succeeded by
Maeve Vallely Bartlett