Patricia Sullivan has a passion for people, not programs. She longs to empower her fellow citizens to take back their government, to return to the vision and values of our Founding Fathers. Patricia believes in a republic that preserves the rights our Constitution guarantees. She intends to restore our nation’s identity as a place where freedom and responsibility coincide.Born in Alabama, Patricia has lived in Florida since 1973, when her family moved to Seminole County. An AA graduate of Seminole Community College, she and husband Scott have been married for eighteen years. Lake County residents since 2001, the Sullivans have four children: Jennifer, Danny, Ben, and Emily.
A longtime homeschooler, Patricia believes strongly in local—not federal—jurisdiction over education. As someone who knows how to balance a checkbook and live within a budget, Patricia is committed to stop deficit spending, federal buyouts, and the many other problems big government creates.
An active church member, Precept Bible study leader, and 4-H leader at local and state levels, Patricia makes a difference wherever she goes. Named “Volunteer of the Year” in 2007 by the Florida State 4-H Youth Development Program, she has served in 4-H since 2002. Patricia is also founder and president of the Lake County 4-H Foundation, which secures scholarship resources for leadership camps and other youth activities.
Patriots love their country so much that they willingly take action to protect it. When Congress passed the largest spending bill in our country’s history in February, 2009, Patricia responded. She co-organized the North Lake TEA Party in hopes that fifty like-minded individuals would join her. On April 15, over 1,000 came to align their hearts and voices.
Patricia received similar affirmation—and an equally large turnout—at the second North Lake TEA Party on July 4. She created the North Lake TEA Party website and has led her fellow patriots to impact key local decisions. Patricia’s Tea Party leadership has allowed her to build key relationships at local, state, and federal levels. A common-sense approach and genuine passion for her nation combine to make her the patriot’s choice: today, tomorrow, and in the critical times ahead.