Maura Sullivan for Congress

Maura Sullivan for Congress

U.S. House – New Hampshire 1

According to her biography, Maura attended college at Northwestern on a Navy/Marine Corps ROTC scholarship and calls becoming a Marine, "the best decision of my life." As a Marine, Maura spent two years stationed in East Asia before deploying to Fallujah, Iraq. 

After returning home and earning graduate degrees in Business and Public Policy at Harvard, where she also worked on behalf of military veterans and their families, Maura was appointed by President Obama as a Commissioner on the American Battle Monuments Commission, where she represented the United States Government at memorials to fallen U.S. servicemembers, primarily in Europe and Asia. From there, Maura joined the Department of Veterans Affairs when it was in crisis, serving on the VA’s new leadership team as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. Maura worked on myriad of reforms, fighting to provide veterans with improved access to health care.

After serving at the VA, Maura began work at the Pentagon, where she worked for the Secretary of the Navy on family, mental health, and LGBT policy reforms, as well as gender integration in the Navy and Marines. Additionally, she advised the Secretary of Defense on communications strategy and played an active role in improving policies on maternity leave and child care. 

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