Norwich, Connecticut , United States
|| September 04, 1966
Sep 24, 2019 03:49pm
|Info||Jim Sullivan was born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut. He and his wife Colleen, who serves as Director of Care Management at Backus Hospital, have chosen to raise their three boys here as well. Brendan is almost seven years old, Jack is five years old, and Seamus is 17 months old. Jim's mother, Marion, also lives with them. The Sullivans attend the Cathedral of St. Patrick parish. |
Jim grew up in a large, Irish, Catholic and Democratic family, the youngest of eight children. He attended Norwich Public Schools and graduated from the Norwich Free Academy. Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and remains active in the UConn Alumni Association.
While at UConn, Jim began working with then-State Senate President, John Larson. Today, Larson is U.S. Congressman in the First District. At a young age, Jim was recruited to run for the Norwich City Council in 1989. He won and served two terms on the Council. Jim worked with the Norwich Community Development Corporation, and still does, to expand employment opportunities in the Norwich area. He also serves as a Corporator of the Backus Hospital, and was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for Norwich Public Utilities and a Board Representative to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Commission. Long active in Democratic Party politics, Jim was chosen as a Delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Jim coaches the Norwich T-Ball Yankees.
Professionally, Jim worked in the financial services industry for 12 years, rising to become the Branch Manager at the UBS Financial Services office in New London. Jim had the opportunity to help families put money aside for college tuitions, to plan their retirement and supplement their earned income. This experience helping families with their increasingly challenging finances helped propel him back into politics.
Since he left his job in December 2003, Jim has been running full-time for Congress, criss-crossing the Second Congressional District. He is of our part of Connecticut, by our part of Connecticut and for our part of Connecticut. Jim will never forget that a U.S. Representative is precisely that -- someone who listens to his constituents, knows what they want, and who works hard to make sure their voice is heard in the halls of Congress.