Sullivan to run for district attorney in Walworth County

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Saturday, December 3, 2011
— An assistant district attorney in Rock County is planning to run for Walworth County district attorney.

Richard Sullivan, 42, of 206 Prairie Drive, Walworth, on Friday announced in a news release that he will run as a Republican to replace Phil Koss, who announced last week he will run for circuit court judge. Koss has been the Walworth County district attorney for 21 years.

Sullivan said he thinks his 14 years of experience as an assistant district attorney in Rock County would serve him well in Walworth County.

“I think we have some really good ideas about how we can move the office forward,” Sullivan said. “There have been great strides taken, but I will bring a new perspective.”

For example, Sullivan is interested in exploring a drug court in Walworth County so those arrested on drug charges could get options for treatment as an alternative to jail. A drug court in Rock County has been successful at reducing recidivism rates, Sullivan said.

Sullivan graduated from Illinois State University in 1991, according to the release. He earned his law degree from Marquette University in 1996. He worked in private practice in Illinois before taking the assistant district attorney job in Rock County.

Sullivan is an adjunct professor of business ethics at Upper Iowa University, according to the release. He is a former parish council member at St. Benedict’s Church in Fontana and a youth baseball coach in Walworth.

To learn more

Learn more about Richard Sullivan online at sullivanforda.com. Call him at (815) 861-8076 or email him at rich@sullivanforda.com.

Last updated: 7:11 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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