Michael J. Sullivan (mayor)

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Michael J. Sullivan
Mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts
In office
November 8, 2001 – January 4, 2010[1]
Preceded by Marcos A. Devers (acting)
Succeeded by William Lantigua
Member of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
City Council[2]
Personal details
Born (1956-12-18) December 18, 1956 (age 61)
Political party Republican[2]
Spouse(s) Mary Sullivan (divorced)

Michael J. Sullivan (born December 18, 1956) was the mayor of the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts.[citation needed] A Republican, Sullivan became the mayor in 2001 after beating Isabel Melendez. He was re-elected in 2005 beating Marcos Devers in non-partisan elections.[citation needed]

Although he formed an exploratory committee to enter the Special Election to replace Congressman Marty Meehan, Sullivan ultimately decided not to run and endorsed Republican candidate Jim Ogonowski.[3]

He is the brother of former Lawrence Mayor and State Cabinet Secretary Kevin J. Sullivan.[4]


  1. ^ Conti, Kathleen (January 5, 2010), Amid optimism, Lantigua takes office in Lawrence Outlines goals, challenges the city faces, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe 
  2. ^ a b Silberman, Ellen J. (November 6, 2001), Voters to decide Hub mayoral race, tax question, Boston, MA: The Boston Herald, p. 1 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Guarino, David R. (March 16, 2002). "Acting gov to turn up the heat in budget war". Boston Herald. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marcos A. Devers (acting)
Mayor of Lawrence
January 2002 - January 4, 2010
Succeeded by
William Lantigua