Richard Sullivan


Richard Sullivan is a partner with State Federal Strategies. Sullivan brings 30 years of a unique combination of policy, legislative and political experience to representation of the nation’s leading corporations and National Associations before State, Federal and Municipal governmental entities. Sullivan has served in various leadership roles in the North Carolina and National Democratic Party and with his broad background in both public policy and electoral politics; Sullivan has had tremendous success in representing corporate and business interests. Sullivan has successfully led state and federal legislative initiatives on technology, financial services, healthcare and energy related issues. Numerous of his successful advocacy efforts have been highlighted in leading print outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post.

Sullivan’s leadership positions in both the North Carolina and National Democratic Party include service as the national Treasurer and Finance Chairman for the Democratic Governors Association (DGA). As Treasurer for the DGA, Sullivan played an instrumental role in elections of Democratic Governors. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as the Chairman of the DGA’s North Carolina Annual Conference and fundraising efforts working closely with Governor Coper and his political staff. He also served as Finance Chairman for the North Carolina Democratic Party. On the Presidential level, Sullivan served as the North Carolina Fundraising Chairman of the 2016 and 2008 Hillary Clinton for President campaign.

Mr. Sullivan has served on numerous Boards and Commissions under North Carolina Governors including the North Carolina Economic Development Board and the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Mr. Sullivan served as a Co-Chair of the Transition team for Governor Bev Perdue.

Sullivan received a B.A. with honors from the University of South Carolina in government affairs and economics and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.