Tom Sullivan (Colorado politician)

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Tom Sullivan
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 4, 2019
Preceded byCole Wist
Personal details
Born (1956-05-17) May 17, 1956 (age 62)
Political partyDemocratic

Leo Thomas Sullivan III (born May 17, 1956) is an American politician who is a member of the Colorado House of Representatives from the 37th district in Arapahoe County.

Personal life[edit]

Before entering politics, Sullivan worked at United States Postal Service. He left his job when his son was murdered in 2012 Aurora shooting.[1]

Political career[edit]


After his son's murder, Sullivan entered into politics to fight for tighter gun regulations.[1]


Sullivan contested the election for state Senate in 2016 but did not succeed.[1] However, in 2018, he ran for a seat in the State House and was elected in the general election on November 6, 2018, winning 54 percent of the vote over the 46 percent of the vote won by Republican candidate Cole Wist.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Tom Sullivan's son was killed in the Aurora theater shooting. Now, he will be a Colorado state representative". The Colorado Sun. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Colorado Election Results - Election Results 2018 - The New York Times". Retrieved November 28, 2018.