Kathy Sullivan (American politician)

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Kathy Sullivan
Born June 21, 1954 (1954-06-21) (age 62)
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Occupation Lawyer, political party official
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) John Rist
Parent(s) Henry P. Sullivan
Mary McCaffrey

Kathleen Sullivan (born June 21, 1954 in Manchester, New Hampshire ) is an American attorney, and former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.

Early life[edit]

Kathleen Sullivan was born on June 21, 1954 in Manchester, New Hampshire.[1] Her father, Henry P. Sullivan (1916–2003), was an attorney, state senator, state representative, and candidate for governor; her mother, the former Mary McCaffrey (1919–1997), was a state representative.[2]


Sullivan is an attorney.

Sullivan served as the chairperson of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. She served as a member of the United States Electoral College in 2008, when she cast one of New Hampshire's four Electoral Votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. She is a "superdelegate" for Hillary Clinton in 2016.[3]

Sullivan appears in the Marlo Poras documentary Run Granny Run about Doris Haddock's 2004 U.S. Senate campaign.

Personal life[edit]

Sullivan is married to John Rist, the principal of Manchester Central High School.


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