Mike Sullivan was first elected as a member of Humble ISD Board of Trustees. He then won a seat on Houston City Council, where he was known as the most conservative member. Mike was elected Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, where he served from 2013-2016. He has a burning desire to serve again, and has filed for Lone Star College System Board of Trustees, District 8, which is an open seat.
Mike is a product of Lone Star College. He graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from the Kingwood campus at the age of 53. He went on to the University of Houston-Downtown, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the age of 57. Mike is proud to be the first member of his family to graduate from college, but is more proud that his daughter graduated from Baylor University two weeks later.
Republican leaders know Mike is a proven conservative. That is why he has early endorsements from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Texas State Senators Brandon Creighton and Paul Bettencourt; State Representatives Mike Schofield, Dennis Paul, and Dan Huberty; Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman, Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel, Houston City Council Member Dave Martin, former Humble ISD superintendent Guy Sconzo, Texas Patriots PAC, Conservative Coalition of Harris County, and scores of community leaders.
After graduating from high school, Mike went to work in his family's business, foregoing the chance to go to college full time. He built a successful company, eventually purchasing it in 2002. However, he still felt a need to obtain his formal education. Mike was in his 50's when he enrolled at Lone Star, and also began his public service through elected office. He was elected an Humble ISD board member, Houston City Council Member, and Harris County Tax Assessor. His business and elected office experience makes him uniquely qualified to serve on the Lone Star board of trustees.
*Texas Military Preparedness Commission (Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott)
*Task Force on Unfunded Mandates (Appointed by Governor Rick Perry)
*Region H Water Planning Group Executive Committee (Appointed by Governor George W. Bush)
*Serves on numerous civic and community boards
*Lifetime Committeeman, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
*Honorary Advisory Director, The 100 Club of Houston
*Honorary Colonel in U. S. Army Reserves
*Ex-Officio Director, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Ensure that degree and certificate programs prepare students to enter the workforce, and ready to work on day one.
Today's employers require leading technology and tools of their employees. That is why I support having state of the art facilities and equipment to train students. To have anything less is a disservice to both students and employers.
Mike has a long history of being a good steward of taxpayers' money. He has supported fiscally sound budgets, but quick to vote against wasteful government spending. He knows it is your money, not the government's.
Dual credit programs allows qualifying high school students to earn core credit that can transfer to most any university. This better prepares students for furthering their education, and graduating in as short a time as possible. It is one of the most affordable paths to a degree.
Not all students and families can afford higher education. It can be expensive. That is why he supports work study programs, internships, and community partnerships to assist students with the costs of education. There is no sense in burdening students with excessive debt in order to earn a degree or certificate.
Texas has taken bold leadership in establishing the 60x30TX plan. It sets a goal for 60% of Texans to have a degree or certificate by year 2030. Mike supports this plan, as it ensures a skilled workforce, ready to address the challenges of a 21st century economy.