John Sullivan

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Republican John A. Sullivan represented Oklahoma's First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, based in Tulsa, since 2002.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Sullivan voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Oil Voting Record

John Sullivan has voted in favor of oil companies on 91% of important oil-related bills. These bills include Iraq War Funding, Climate Change Studies, Clean Energy, and Ending Oil Subsidies. See below for oil money in politics.[citation needed]



Born January 1, 1965, Sullivan graduated from Bishop Kelley High School and Northeastern State University, where he received a B.B.A. in Marketing in 1992. Sullivan had been a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2002 when seven-year incumbent Steve Largent resigned to focus on his campaign for governor.

Congressional Career

Incumbent governor Frank Keating's wife, Cathy, was widely expected to win the Republican primary, which was thought to be tantamount to election in the heavily Republican district. However, Sullivan scored a major upset and went on to win in the February special election. He won the seat in his own right in November and was reelected in 2004, both times by overwhelming margins.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Alan Gentges to face Sullivan in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Sullivan retained his seat.

Meet the Cash Constituents

Links to more campaign contribution information for John Sullivan
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Oil and Coal Contributions

John Sullivan has received $104,450 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $72,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, Sullivan has accepted $373,150 from oil companies since 2000. Also, John Sullivan has accepted $32,600 in coal contributions during the 110th congress. $26,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. See above for oil voting record.[citation needed]


Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Advisory Board, Oklahoma Blood Institute
  • Community Liason and Board Member, Saint John Medical Center
  • Member, S.E. Tulsa Jaycees
  • Member, Tulsa County Republican Men's Club
  • Member, Tulsa County Young Republicans

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on John Sullivan. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and Resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites


DC Office:
114 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3601
Phone: 202-225-2211
Fax: 202-225-9187
Web Email

District Office - Bartlesville:
401 South Johnstone, Suite 348
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Phone: 918-336-6500
Fax: 918-337-4196

District Office - Tulsa:
2424 East 21st Street, Suite 520
Tulsa, OK 74114
Phone: 918-749-0014
Fax: 918-749-0781

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