Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senator from Alaska

Dan Sullivan

U.S. Senator from Alaska

Daniel Scott Sullivan was born in November 1964 in Fairview Park, Ohio.  He earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University, and later earned joint Juris Doctor and Master of Foreign Services degrees from Georgetown University. He interned at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

He has served in the United States Marine Corps both on active duty and in the reserves, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He holds the rank of Colonel.

He served as a law clerk at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Fairbanks, Alaska office, and later clerked for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. He joined the Anchorage office of a private law firm focusing on commercial and corporate law.

He spent two years in the George W. Bush Administration heading the International Economics Directorate of the National Economic Council and National Security Council. President Bush appointed Sullivan as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate, assuming office in May 2006 and serving until January 2009. He retained a residence in Alaska.

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska nominated Sullivan as Alaska’s attorney general and he was unanimously confirmed by the Alaska legislature. Shortly thereafter, he stepped down from that post and was appointed by a new Alaska Governor to be Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, serving four years.

He was elected to the United States Senate and assumed office in January 2015.

Sullivan is married to Julie Fate and they have three daughters. He is a Catholic.

In the News…

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan, together with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, forged a bipartisan partnership that has led to the unanimous passing of two measures in Congress to clean up plastics in the ocean.

The work isn’t complete, Senator Sullivan said in a joint interview. The two senators are already working on the Save Our Seas Act’s third iteration.

The Congressional Research Service calls the second Save Our Seas package, which President Trump just signed into law in December, the most comprehensive ocean clean-up bill that Congress has ever passed, Sullivan said.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Sullivan today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska
702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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