Sullivan pulled paperwork this week to be certified in District 1, which includes the northwest portion of the city -- primarily the senior community of Sun City. Sullivan, known as "Red" to many in town, has lived there since 1998 and has been active in community affairs since 1986.
Current city council member Sue Kristjansson and Sun City resident Greg August also have pulled papers to run in District 1. Bill Zimmerman, current chair of the planning commission, is so far the only person to pull paperwork in District 3, which covers the southeast portion of the city. Those are the only two of the four districts with council openings this year.
Former city council member Scott Mann and current council member Darcy Kuenzi are running for mayor. None of the candidates have submitted completed applications yet but have until Aug. 10 to do so.
"It's time for a change," Sullivan said. "We need a council up there that can get along. We need to remember why we're here in the first place -- to make Menifee a better place to live."
Sullivan, who says she is in favor of "slow, careful, continuous growth" in the community, served on the committee that drew up the original general plan for the city. She was recently installed as president of the Menifee Rotary Club and serves as president of Menifee/Sun City Concern, a nonprofit corporation designed to provide assistance to seniors in the community. She also is general manager and partner at Freedom Realty.