The cardinal sin of this news release announcing Joe Dunn’s candidacy is it lacks a date, so we have no way of knowing if this is a new announcement or an old one, but the details have actually been out in the public domain for a couple of weeks now. The campaign did return a call to tell us this is brand-spanking new news but there’s nothing new here that wasn’t reported a couple of weeks ago.
Here’s the announcement:
Joe Dunn Enters Race to Succeed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Santa Ana, CA – Joe Dunn, a consumer protection lawyer, educator, and former state senator, launched his highly anticipated campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District today, announced the Dunn campaign.
“Washington politics are hurting opportunities for Orange County’s middle class to get ahead,” said Dunn. “I have the experience to cut through partisan gridlock and help build the consensus needed in Congress to bring in good-paying jobs, expand the middle class, and make the economy work better for working families.”
Joe’s dogged pursuit of justice for our communities across a spectrum of fiscal, legal, educational, and health care reforms makes him the most prepared candidate to break through Washington’s bureaucracy and fight for a more fair economy for Orange County’s middle class.
Joe Dunn has more than three decades of experience holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. Joe empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and unscrupulous medical manufacturers. As a California senator, he led the energy crisis investigations that helped crack Enron and ensured that millions of dollars from tobacco settlements would be used for local health care services.
While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians. As executive director of the California Bar, Joe helped implement far-reaching reforms that became an national model for regulatory agencies. As an Orange County community leader and educator, Joe has helped launch a new law school at UC Irvine and is currently working to create the most comprehensive institute in the nation to help protect against Internet based-crime and terrorism while safeguarding individual privacy.
Joe still lives with his wife, Diane, in their Santa Ana home of nearly twenty years. They have two adult children, Sarah and John. California’s 46th congressional district includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana.
The announcement omits details that Dunn hasn’t won an election since 2000 and that he recently resigned from the Board of Directors for the Voice of OC.