Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
A lifelong resident of Braintree, Mayor Sullivan attended Braintree Public Schools and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mayor Sullivan also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
At age 26, Joe Sullivan became the youngest person ever elected to the Board of Selectman in Braintree.
From 1993 to 2003, Joe Sullivan served as Braintree's State Representative. He served for six years as the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation where he played a pivotal role in the re-establishment of the Old Colony Rail for the South Shore as well as co-authoring the Metropolitan Highway System Legislation, the Rt. 3 North add-a-lane project and played a pivotal role in providing funding of a comprehensive state wide road and rail program.
In 2003, Mayor Sullivan was appointed as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.
In 2006, Sullivan served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Transportation Finance Commission which identified the important needs of transportation throughout Massachusetts.
In November 2007, Joe Sullivan was elected as the first Mayor of Braintree and in November 2011, he was re-elected. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Municipal Association and is the President of the Massachusetts Mayors' Association.
As Mayor, he has successfully reorganized Braintree town government to streamline services for the community. He has also implemented many infrastructure projects including a 100 Roads Program, school and municipal building improvements and new parks, while remaining committed to public safety and education.
Mayor Sullivan and his wife Barbara have two children.