Former OC Democratic Senator Joe Dunn May Jump In Congressional Race
- By Staff Reports
- | Tuesday, 18 October 2011 06:27
10:00am | Long Beach Post has learned that former State Senator Joe Dunn who represented the Garden Grove area in the early 2000s is seriously considering jumping into the new Long Beach / Northern Orange County Congressional seat.
Dunn is the currently the Executive Director of the California State Bar Association and the former President of the California Medical Association. He is also a founding partner of The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP.
As a State Senator, Dunn led state efforts in the Enron investigation. In 2006, he ran for the Democratic nomination for State Controller but lost to John Chiang who went on to win the general election.
Dunn has a reputation as a strong fundraiser. Yesterday, Long Beach Post reported that Democrat Alan Lowenthal has raised $39,000 since announcing in July, while his GOP opponents had raised a combined $500,000.