Delegate Rip Sullivan was born and raised in Northern Virginia before receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and his JD from UVA. He was a principal force in creating the United States Institute of Peace, and today serves on Chairman’s Advisory Board. Sullivan has practiced law in Northern Virginia for nearly 30 years, most notably with the global law firm Reed Smith LLP. Following his election, Sullivan left Reed Smith and joined the Arlington-based firm of Bean Kinney & Korman. He was first elected in 2014.