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Union County, New Jersey Elections November 2, 2010
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Union County Freeholder


DANIEL SULLIVAN: Democratic, incumbent, Union County Freeholder: 3 years: dsullivan@ucnj.org
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Candidate Bio and Statement: www.ucnj.org A lifelong resident of Elizabeth, Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan is serving his third term as Chairman of the Board. He was previously Freeholder Chairman in 1998 and 2000, and Vice Chairman in 1997, 1999 and 2009. Appointed to the Freeholder Board in January 1995 to complete a one year term, he was elected to three-year terms in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007. As Chairman, Freeholder Sullivan saw the County make unprecedented investments in the lives of senior citizens through three new initiatives. The first, Senior Focus, provided municipalities with millions of dollars in funding for new senior centers or repairs and improvements to existing centers. The Senior Scholars initiative has provided free courses at Union County College for more than 12,000 residents over age 60. The third, Seniors in Motion, provided towns with vans for senior transportation. He has helped Union County maintain its high bond rating and develop innovative programs that impact the lives of more than 500,000 residents in 21 municipalities. He helped develop events like Jersey Jazz by the Lake (now known as MusicFest) and economic development initiatives such as the Park Madison and the Jersey Gardens Mall. Freeholder Sullivan also developed three very successful initiatives: Project Pocket Parks, which provided millions of dollars in matching grants to municipalities for improving parks, athletic fields and playgrounds; Access 2000, which provided grants to school districts to ensure all students have access to computers and high-speed internet connections; and HEART Grants (History, Education and Arts Reaching Thousands) to highlight Union Countyís history and arts. While serving on the Board, Freeholder Sullivan has been chairman of the Union County Economic Development Committee and the Fiscal Affairs Committee. He has also served on the Community Development Block Grant Committee, the Transportation Advisory Board, and the Labor Advisory Board. Freeholder Sullivan served as the Assistant Chief Administrator for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and is a member of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, which he chaired in 2007. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelorís Degree in Government. Freeholder Sullivan began his public service career when he was elected to the Elizabeth Board of Education in 1993. He served as President and Vice President of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee and the subcommittee on Security. He and his wife, Connie, have three children: Brendan, Kristen and Daniel.
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