Newburyport’s Mike Sullivan Honored at State House

Mike Sullivan

Newburyport resident Mike Sullivan was recently honored at the Massachusetts State House for his 25-year tenure as director of the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF).

Sullivan, who in December retired from OCPF, served as director under six governors, seven Senate presidents and four House speakers and is the only director in OCPF history to be reappointed to the position. He led the office’s transformation from a paper to nearly all-electronic agency and twice served as president of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws.

Prior to his service at OCPF, Sullivan served as city clerk in Newburyport.

State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) presented a Senate resolution in honor of Sullivan’s accomplishments, co-sponsored by legislators from across the Commonwealth.

“Over his 25 years at OCPF, Mike was always committed to the utmost accountability in Massachusetts’ public elections,” said DiZoglio. “His commitment to transparency resulted in greater accuracy and efficiency in government operations – goals we at the state level should be striving for daily. Mike will be missed on Beacon Hill but I wish him all the best in his retirement.”