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“My priority is to protect the physical safety, financial well-being, and individual rights of all Alaskans. It’s our responsibility to say ‘enough’ – to stand up first and foremost for those we serve – and to roll back federal power when necessary.”
Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015.
Senator Sullivan serves on four Senate committees vital to Alaska: the Armed Services Committee, where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness; the Environment and Public Works Committee; the Veterans’ Affairs Committee; and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and the Coast Guard.
Recognized as one of the Senate’s most effective lawmakers, Senator Sullivan has focused on rebuilding and modernizing our country’s military, promoting responsible resource development, opening international and domestic markets to Alaska fishermen, cleaning up our oceans, spurring economic development, expanding benefits for our veterans and helping society’s most vulnerable, especially survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and those recovering from addiction.
His bipartisan leadership on these issues led to the passage of the POWER Act, which increases legal services for victims of sexual assault – and the Save our Seas (SOS) Act, which focuses on addressing the ocean debris and plastics crisis – both of which Sullivan authored.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Senator Sullivan served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Sullivan has a distinguished record of military and national security service. He is currently an infantry officer and Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Over the past 25 years, Sullivan has served in a variety of command and staff billets on active duty and in the reserves, and is the only member of the U.S. Senate still serving in the military.
Senator Sullivan served in the George W. Bush Administration as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and as a Director on the National Security Council staff at the White House, also under Dr. Rice.
Senator Sullivan holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and a joint Law and Masters of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
He and his wife Julie Fate Sullivan were married over 25 years ago in Julie’s hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska. Together they have three daughters and reside in Anchorage.