Graduate of:

  • Brockton Public Schools (Brockton High School – 1988)
  • Boston College (B.A. – 1992; M.B.A. – 2001)
  • New England School of Law (J.D. – 1996)


  • 2008, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019:
    Brockton City Council President
  • 2006 – 2020
    Brockton City Councilor-At-Large
  • 2016 – 2019
    Brockton Historical Society –
    Board of Directors
  • 2009 – 2019
    Good Samaritan Medical Center –
    Board of Directors
  • Volunteer Coach – Brockton Youth Baseball, Basketball and Soccer

Robert Sullivan

My Mission For Brockton

Robert F. Sullivan was born and raised in Brockton, MA. He is the son of Robert and Susan Sullivan and grew up on Wellington Street in Ward two. He attended Brockton Public Schools (Whitman Elementary School, West Junior High School) and graduated from Brockton High School in 1988. He earned his BA and MBA at Boston College, and his JD at the New England School of Law. 

Prior to being elected Mayor in 2019, he has served on the Brockton City Council as a Councilor-At-Large since 2006. In that role, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the City Council President five times.

He previously served as a volunteer Board Member of the Good Samaritan Medical Center (2009-2019), the St. Joseph Manor Nursing Home, and the Brockton Historical Society.

He is a volunteer youth soccer, baseball, and basketball coach within the City of Brockton. He is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. He is married to Maria (Luizzi) Sullivan, who also grew up in Brockton, and they have three children.

Leading Brockton Through Recovery and Rebuilding

Instrumental in leading the city’s COVID 19  public health response, organizing testing and vaccinations clinics with community partners and providing residents with health resources.

Directed “Cares Act” and CDBG funding to benefit Brockton residents and business owners.

Secured grants to benefit community based programs and initiatives and supported upgrades to the Council on Aging.

Supported the construction of a state of the art public safety complex to streamline FIRE, IT, POLICE, AND BEMA DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES.

Worked with community partners to support city businesses during Covid and created the “Open for Business” initiative.

Provided every student in the Brockton Public Schools with a laptop for remote learning and launched educational partnerships and programs to give every student access to a high quality education.

Did not shut down but continued construction projects in the city, keeping workers employed during difficult times.