Delegate Rip Sullivan:

A Champion for Virginia Families

A Life of Service to Fairfax County

Rip has lived in McLean for almost 50 years. Rip and his wife Beth are both graduates of Langley High School, and their four kids all graduated from Fairfax County Public Schools. Before being elected to the House of Delegates in 2014, Rip served Fairfax and the broader northern Virginia region on numerous boards and commissions, providing him with extensive experience in a number of key policy areas that have directly translated to his work for our community in the General Assembly.


Rip has fought hard to make Virginia a stronger, cleaner, safer, and equitable Commonwealth for all Virginians. We have made a lot of progress, but there is more work to be done. Rip will continue to champion policies to grow our economy, protect our environment, make our streets safer, and help working families get ahead.

Protecting our environment

Rip was proud to Patron and lead the fight to pass the historic Virginia Clean Economy Act, which made Virginia the first southern state to chart a course to reduce carbon emissions to zero. Rip has helped lead Virginia’s dramatic strides in wind, solar, and energy efficiency, transforming Virginia from a laggard to a leader in the effort to address climate change.

Ending the scourge of gun violence

As a parent with children who attended our public schools and a son who attended Virginia Tech, this is an issue particularly important to Rip. He introduced and passed Virginia’s “Red Flag Law,” which gives law enforcement the tools they need to remove firearms from someone deemed by a judge to be a serious risk to himself or others.

Protecting women's reproductive health care

Unlike so many states across the country, Virginia was not immediately impacted by the Dobbs Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. However, Governor Youngkin and House Republicans will pursue a near-total abortion ban in Virginia. Rip has always been a relentless champion for protecting women's access to reproductive health care and will fight to block any attempt to bar access to safe, legal abortions.

Updates From Rip

The Hill: Democrats, parents’ rights and Election 2024

Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may have a glass jaw. His presidential campaign apparently is reeling amid worries that Donald Trump and his henchmen could smash DeSantis to smithereens. Whether that’s premature or not, Democrats should not easily dismiss...

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Session Update: February 27, 2023

And that’s a wrap. Sort of. In what has become a familiar story, the General Assembly did not finish its business within the six weeks it was supposed to. While we adjourned “Sine Die” Saturday...

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Our District

In 2021, new districts were drawn across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Delegate Sullivan previously represented the 48th District and now will represent the new 6th District, which includes approximately 63,000 Fairfax families.

District map from the Virginia Public Access Project (