Sen. John Sullivan Says He Won't Seek Another Term

Jun 19, 2015

Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville)
Credit ilga.gov

A long serving state senator from western Illinois says he won't run for re-election next year. 

Democrat John Sullivan of Rushville was first elected in 2001.  He says he still enjoys the job, but after talking it over with his wife, Joan, they decided it was time to move on. 

"I’ve actually been in jobs where it wasn’t fun anymore. And it shows in your attitude. It shows in your work. And I did not want to get to that point," he said.

Sullivan says he still has a lot to accomplish before his term ends.  He says he will use the time to serve as a voice for western Illinois on issues such as agriculture, transportation and education. 

Sullivan says he plans to rejoin the family auction business when his time in the legislature ends.