Ray Sullivan has served on the senior staffs of two Texas Governors, and worked for three members of Congress and more than a dozen political campaigns, including three presidential races.
Sullivan recently served as Chief of Staff for the Governor of Texas managing a staff of 260, working closely with lawmakers and agency appointees; and guiding policy, press, appointments and legislative efforts to achieve the Governor's policy and political goals. His service included a highly successful legislative session, and he was the primary Governor's office contact with the Republican Governors Association and with GOP Chiefs of Staff across the country.
In August 2011 Sullivan joined the Rick Perry.Org, Inc. presidential campaign as Communications Director, serving as the primary spokesman for the campaign and personally conducted more than thirty television interviews with journalists including Andrea Mitchell, John King, Geraldo Rivera, Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity.
Ray Sullivan served as a national spokesman on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign, as Deputy Communications Director for Texas Governor George W. Bush (1995-1998), and as a state press director for Bush-Quayle 1992.
He has worked at Karl Rove+Company and on the Washington, D.C. staffs of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA). Sullivan worked on numerous federal political campaigns in California, Ohio, Alabama, Arizona, Texas and Washington, DC.
Sullivan graduated from San Diego State University with a business marketing degree and took MBA courses at American University while working on Capitol Hill.
He and his wife Leslie Rawl Sullivan - a successful professional fundraiser – are parents of two young children and reside in Austin.