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Voters Guide: Sid Sullivan

March 12, 2010 | 6:21 p.m. CST

Sid SullivanSid Sullivan, 67, retired to Columbia in 2002 from Oak Park, Ill., with his wife, Joan. He worked for Roche Diagnostics, the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Cook County Circuit Court. He has bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago, a master's degree in sociology from the New School of Social Research in New York City and a master of business administration degree from DePaul University in Chicago. He ran for Southern District Boone County Commissioner in 2008 and the 24th District state House seat in 2006. Sullivan favors careful city planning, citizen participation and transparency in government.

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Sid Sullivan

ADDRESS: 2980 Maple Bluff Drive

PERSONAL: Age 67. He is married to Joan Sullivan.

OCCUPATION: Retired. Worked for Roche Diagnostics for 12 years. He worked in the Illinois Department of Corrections and in the Cook County clerk’s office, also in Illinois.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and mathematics from Loyola University, 1967; master’s degree in sociology from the New School for Social Research, 1972; master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University, 1988.

RELEVANT BACKGROUND: Vice president of the Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia, 2006-07 and 2009-present; president of Maple Bluff Homeowners Association, 2006-08; former candidate for Southern Boone County commissioner; former candidate for 24th District state representative.

ON THE WEB: Sullivan's campaign Web site is He also has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

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