John Sullivan’s lifelong desire to help others directs his public mission

Monday, October 13, 2008 | 9:23 p.m. CDT; updated 11:10 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 23, 2010

COLUMBIA — The red metallic cell phone rings loudly, interrupting a sentence. It's an unknown caller. "John Sullivan. How may I help you?" the public administrator candidate asked.