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VaNews for 2015 House of Delegates - District 48 - Regular General

Va. lawmakers seek to expand background checks to include gun shows

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A group of Democratic lawmakers from Virginia on Thursday will unveil a 2,800-signature petition demanding expansion of background checks for gun purchasers, in the wake of a summer of violence that included the shootings of two journalists and a tourism official in Roanoke.

VaNews September 3, 2015

Unopposed Sullivan using free campaign time to aid other Democrats


Being unopposed doesn’t mean coasting to November, Del. Rip Sullivan said as he kicked off his first bid for re-election. “No one here can relax. We have a big job ahead of us – [to] work to elect lots and lots of other Democrats,” Sullivan (D-48th) said at the July 1 meeting of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, where he officially announced plans to run for re-election.

VaNews July 7, 2015

Del. Sullivan scores success in first legislative effort

Sun Gazette

Were he to depart from his new position now – unlikely though that may be – Del. Rip Sullivan would leave the General Assembly undefeated. Sullivan (D-48th), who was elected in an August special election, is 1-for-1 in legislation, having seen the state Senate on Nov. 10 agree to a measure approved by the House of Delegates on Sept. 18.

VaNews November 27, 2014

Freshman Del. Sullivan switches law firms

Sun Gazette

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) has a new day job. Sullivan has joined the Arlington law firm Bean, Kinney & Korman as a shareholder. He previously was affiliated with Reed Smith.

VaNews November 20, 2014