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April 25, 2013

US Senate candidate Sullivan at a glance

NAME: Michael Sullivan

AGE: 58; born Oct. 3, 1954

EDUCATION: B.A. in Business Administration from Boston College, 1979; J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, 1983.

CAREER: Sullivan started off at the Gillette Company in 1973 on the factory floor and worked his way up to executive management, leaving in 1989 to practice law. In 1990 Sullivan ran for state representative and served until he was appointed Plymouth District Attorney in 1995. Sullivan served as district attorney until he was appointed U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts in 2001, serving until 2009. Sullivan also served as director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from 2006 to 2009.

FAMILY: Lives in Abington with his wife, Terry. The couple has four children, Joseph, Kelly, Alyson, and James.

QUOTE: “We’d take those assets (seized) from drug dealers and then reinvest it back into the community so the communities who were being most harmed by the drug dealing trade would get the benefit.”

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