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Director of Agriculture Named

Director of Ag Named

Illinois Governor Elect J. B. Pritzker announced a number of appointments this past week including naming the new Director of Agriculture.

John Sullivan will serve as the new Director. Sullivan served as a state senator from 2003 to 2016 and as chair of the Senate’s Agriculture and Conservation committee. He has been a strong advocate for the state’s vital agricultural industry and pioneered new agricultural and renewable fuel programs. Sullivan also championed legislation to create jobs, improve industry and infrastructure and grow the economy.

Prior to be elected to office, Sullivan managed his family-owned auction business that specialized in farm real estate and machinery.

Sullivan, from Rushville, received his BA in history from Quincy College, now Quincy University.


In other announcements; Sean Rapelyea will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for External Affairs and David Harris will serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Ann Spillane will serve as general counsel for the governor’s office.