Sullivan announces bid for City Council seat

For many in the community, Mike Sullivan is not only a familiar name, but a familiar face. Sullivan is president of Mar-Max Supply Inc. and Sullivan Commercial at Keller-Williams Realty Northeast. He is a board director for FamilyTime, a member of the Kingwood Super Neighborhood Council and a member of the Humble Area and Kingwood Chambers of Commerce, to name a few. Sullivan is also actively involved in various other causes throughout the community and a frequent speaker to youth groups. A native Houstonian, Sullivan first became interested in politics while working for Sea-Master Marine Coatings Inc., a small company his parents started in 1971. It was through his volunteer work with a paint trade association that he first became involved in politics. “It was very fulfilling to watch the political process,” he said. In 2000, he ran against State Representative Joe Crabb. He received approximately 25 percent of the vote. “It was a good experience,” he said. Sullivan ran again in 2002, but lost. He saw an opening on the Humble ISD Board of Trustees in 2004 and received 51 percent of the vote. Through his work on the school board, Sullivan feels that he has proven that he is accessible in the community. _x000D_
“I return every phone call and every e-mail,” he said. “I believe in an open door policy. The fact that I was publically elected makes me very proud, and I consider myself accountable to the public.” _x000D_
Sullivan’s campaign platform includes a continued commitment of service to his constituents, a commitment to transportation and mobility in the community, as well as public safety. Sullivan supports the construction of an additional fire station in the Kingwood proper area. _x000D_
“I believe that this is a much needed project because of the additional growth we have experienced in the last couple of years,” said Sullivan, who added that he will also continue support for the community center in Kingwood, a project that may take up to two years to complete. Land that was purchased to build a new community center will now be used for a city/county library. Sullivan said that he is particularly excited about the joint city/county library because he has received Harris County Pct. 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole’s formal endorsement for City Council, and looks forward to working with him on other projects. _x000D_
“I believe it’s important to have Kingwood represented on the Council and I will work very hard to work with other council members to do what is best for the community.” Sullivan held a public announcement of his City Council race on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Kroger Food Store, located at 3410 NorthPark Drive and W. Lake Houston Parkway. “I chose this location because I will fight for the widening of NorthPark from W. Lake Houston Parkway to Mills Branch Drive,” he said. “It also serves as one of the cornerstones of my campaign, which is to bring the maximum amount of CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) dollars to our community. _x000D_
Official filing for Houston City Council is in July._x000D_
Photo: “I am the kind of guy that can roll up his sleeves, find out what needs to be done, and I’m willing to fight the fight for the community,” said Mike Sullivan, as he announced his bid campaign for Houston City Council. “I’m not afraid to fight for what’s right.” _x000D_

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