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John Sullivan (Oklahoma)
|U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||January 8, 2002|
|Oklahoma House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Northeastern State University|
|Date of birth||January 1, 1965|
|Place of birth||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Profession||Real Estate Broker|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Polls
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Sullivan was defeated by challenger Jim Bridenstine in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. The day of the primary, Sullivan said he had made a mistake by ignoring the primary challenge for too long. "I never had a race like this in all my life," he said.
- 2002-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma's 1st congressional district
- 1995-2002: Oklahoma House of Representatives
- 1992: Graduated from Northeastern State University
Sullivan served on the following committees:
- Energy and Commerce
- Subcommittee on Energy and Power Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Sullivan voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Sullivan was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 1st District. Sullivan was the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was April 13, 2012. Sullivan was defeated by Jim Bridenstine in the June 26, Republican primary. 
|Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Oklahoma's Congressional District 1, 2012|
|Poll||Jim Bridenstine (R)||John Sullivan (R)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(May 17, 2012)
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|U.S. House, Oklahoma District 1 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||John Sullivan incumbent||76.8%||151,173|
As of March 31, 2012, Sullivan raised $797,962 during the 2012 campaign cycle and spent $247,528, leaving him with $733,899 cash on hand. Of that, 61 percent came from PAC contributions, and 38 percent came from individual contributions.
On June 20, 2012, the American Academy of Anesthesiologists PAC reported spending roughly $25,000 on direct mail to support Sullivan.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma Congressional District 1 Election, 2010 - John Sullivan (Oklahoma) Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to John Sullivan (Oklahoma)'s campaign committee|
|American Academy of Ophthalmology||$10,000|
|American Bankers Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$138,300|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Sullivan paid his congressional staff a total of $962,074 in 2011. Overall, Oklahoma ranked 19th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Sullivan's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $15,001 to $50,000. That averages to $32,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $6,358,668. His average net worth decreased by 81.43% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Sullivan's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $100,001 to $250,000. This averages out to $175,000.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Sullivan ranked 47th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Sullivan ranked 154th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Percentage voting with party
John Sullivan voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 66 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.
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John Sullivan is married to Judy. They have 4 children.
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- Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012
- Fox 23 "Jim Bridenstine defeats John Sullivan in primary," June 26, 2012
- Politico "An incumbent caught sleeping?" June 26, 2012
- Gov Track "Sullivan" Accessed May 22, 2012
- U.S. Congressman John Sullivan, Proudly Serving the First District of Oklahoma "Biography"
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Oklahoma Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- jimbridenstine.com "Bridenstine Campaign Announces Internal Polling Results" Accessed June 15, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- opensecrets.org Accessed June 14, 2012
- FEC "Schedule E Independent Expenditures" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Open Secrets "John Sullivan 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "John Sullivan," Accessed September 25, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org "John Sullivan (R-Okla), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "John Sullivan (R-Okla), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 1
| Succeeded by|
Jim Bridenstine (R)
|Oklahoma House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|