American politician Dan Sullivan is the junior United States Senator from the US state of Alaska. He is a member of the Republican party and a lawyer by qualification. He made news recently when he had to miss the voting in the Senate on Joe Biden’s COVID rescue plan due to a family emergency.
First sworn in as the Senator in 2015, Sullivan was re-elected as the Senator of Alaska in 2020. He is one of the few Alaskan attorneys who have held judicial clerkships on both the highest federal and state courts in Alaska.
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According to his website, he did his Bachelor’s from Harvard University in Economics in 1987 and completed a dual Masters degree in law and Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993
Born on November 13, 1964, and father to three daughters, Sullivan has been married to his wife Julie Fate Sullivan for 20 years.
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Sullivan currently serves on four Senate Committees- the Armed Services Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Dan has previously served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. As Attorney General, he headed a campaign called “Choose Respect”. This was launched as a response to the rising number of sexual assault and domestic violence cases.
Currently serving as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, he has also served in the military and national security services. In July 2013, Sullivan was recalled to active duty to serve with a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan focusing on dismantling terrorist networks and criminalizing the Taliban insurgency.
He was a part of President George W. Bush’s administration and served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Condoleezza Rice, the then Secretary of State.