Kristin Sullivan

Research Director

 
Kristin Sullivan is an election law expert who joined CEIR in July 2021. With a public policy career that spans more than 20 years and includes time in both the public and nonprofit sectors, she has worked with a diverse group of legislators, election officials, advocates, and nonprofit leaders.
 
Prior to joining CEIR, Kristin was Chief Legislative Analyst at the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research focusing primarily on federal, state, and local election administration, voting rights, and campaign finance laws. She provided counsel to legislators, conducted public policy research, analyzed legislation, and authored more than 200 public reports.
 
Previously, Kristin worked as Director of the National Dialogue program at The American Assembly—a nonprofit public policy institute. As Director, she partnered with grassroots organizations around the country to conduct a series of public policy forums aimed at finding areas of common ground on issues like workforce development and racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Associate at Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies where she conducted research on racial, social, and economic justice issues.
 
Kristin holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is also a past Executive Committee member of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff Professional Association.