John William Sullivan

  • Born 7 February 1929 in Narrandera
  • Married Mollie O’Sullivan; two sons and two daughters
  • Soldier
  • Served in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam
  • Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Expenditure 1976-77
  • Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence 1976-77
  • State Member for Sturt 1981
  • Mayor of Narrandera Shire Council 2007-08
  • National Country Party Member for Hume, Stephen Lusher said of him: “He made a great contribution not only to his party but also to the Parliament and his electorate of Riverina. He, as much as anybody, was a victim of the redistribution which came into force prior to the last election. John Sullivan’s electorate was expanded to take in the majority of the former electorate of Darling, including, of course, the great industrial city of Broken Hill. It just was not possible, despite the magnificent effort he made during that campaign and despite the number of votes that he won, to withstand the effect of the redistribution.” National Party Leader Tim Fischer noting his service to three tiers of Government said: ‘I think that people who provide service in all three levels of government are a special category of person and I acknowledge the contribution that they make in so doing.
Cristy Houghton