City Councilman Mike Sullivan (District E) has announced his candidacy for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector. On April 2 at the quarterly meeting of the Harris County Executive Committee, Sullivan was cheered when introduced along with several dozen GOP primary candidates.
According to his campaign materials, Mike Sullivan was elected to the Humble ISD Board of Trustees, where he served from 2004 – 2007. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Region H Water Planning Group from 1997 – 2005. Sullivan has also be a long time member of the Republican Leadership Council and Harris County GOP.
Sullivan ran for Houston City Council in 2007 and was sworn into office in January 2008. Serving District E, he represents the communities of Kingwood and Clear Lake, the Houston Ship Channel, Ellington Airport, and NASA/Johnson Space Center. For most of the last 5 years, he has been known as the most conservative member of Houston City Council. (One might wonder whether newly-elected Helena Brown might compete for that designation.) Sullivan is in his third and final term, and was the only member of the council to run unopposed.
Sullivan has been a small business owner for almost 35 years, owning and operating Mike Sullivan Interests, LLC. He also holds interests in other companies, and has been a licensed real estate broker since 1978.
According to his campaign website, Sullivan was recruited to run for the post by local GOP leaders. Late in March, he circulated a list of over 40 endorsements by conservative groups, former City Council members, and Republican precinct chairs.