Joe Dunn
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Joe Dunn

Democrat

American lawyer and politician

Santa Ana, California
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Joe Dunn

American lawyer and politician
Summary
Experience
Funding
62
Years of Age
7
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Joseph Lawrence Dunn (born September 5, 1958) is a Democratic former California State Senator who represented California's 34th Senate District in central Orange County. Dunn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the College of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota Law School.As senator, Dunn led the state's investigation into Enron's involvement in the 2000–2001 energy crisis. He was first elected to the state Senate in 1998, when he unseated incumbent Republican Rob Hurtt by a 51% to 49% margin. Dunn was reelected in 2002. He ran for the Democratic nomination for Controller in 2006 but lost by 53% to 47% to John Chiang, who would then go on to win the general. In October 2006, Dunn was appointed as CEO of the California Medical Association.In 2010, Dunn was selected as the Executive Director of the State Bar of California. On November 13, 2014, the State Bar issued a statement saying that Dunn's employment as Executive Director had been terminated by the Board of Trustees. According to the Courthouse New Service, Dunn then filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the State Bar challenging the termination because he had exposed malfeasance and "egregious improprieties." The State Bar denied Dunn's allegations, saying the "Board received a complaint from a high-level employee raising serious, wide-ranging allegations about ...

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Minnesota School of Law
JD
1983
College of Saint Thomas
BA
1980

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Senator
California State Senate
1999 - 2006
Partner
Robinson, Caleagnie & Robinson
1996 - Current
Partner
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ceresi
1983 - 1995
Co-Founder
Voice of Orange County
Consumer Attorney

Other Experience

  (1 of 1)  
Former Executive Director
State Bar of California

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
20
18
$15,250
Total Raised
-$200
Total Spent
$15,566
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics