California Teachers Choose Joe Dunn for Congress

Senator Joe Dunn (ret.)

Senator Joe Dunn (ret.)

Santa Ana, Calif. – The California Teachers Association has endorsed Joe Dun for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign.

“Joe is an educator, so he understands firsthand the resources our schools and students need to succeed,” said Karen Ridley, an Anaheim teacher and member of the California Teachers Association. “In Congress, Joe will fight for increased per-pupil funding and the early childhood education programs our communities deserve.”

Joe has a strong record of accomplishments for our local schools. As state senator, Joe advocated for smaller classroom sizes, increased funding for new schools, and school infrastructure improvements. He also pushed anti-discrimination and anti-bullying legislation. Joe also led the successful effort to shine a light on the injustices done to Mexican-Americans during the 1930’s Mexican Repatriation Act, which cleared the way for last year’s legislative victory encouraging the history of this discrimination to be included in student textbooks.

The California Teachers Association is major addition to Joe’s lead of endorsements from organizations representing Orange County’s middle class, including the Orange County Labor Federation, Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, United Farm Workers, Operating Engineers Local 501, Orange County Employees Association, Orange County Young Democrats, and the Orange County Attorney’s Association.

Joe Dunn has thirty years of experience standing up to the establishment and holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. He’s empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought price-gouging drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices.  He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump and stood up to gun manufacturers to make our neighborhoods safer.

Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.

Joe 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.  


  9 comments for “California Teachers Choose Joe Dunn for Congress

  1. Squirrel
    April 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Joe is awesome at creating custom classes for his kids in SAUSD

  2. junior
    April 20, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I don’t expect that the CTA will be putting their money where their mouth is – not much for them to gain in this race.

  3. John Jaeger
    April 21, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Yes Dan, MORE MONEY will solve all of America’s problems, won’t it. We’ve been hearing that from educrats for fifty years and all we have seen for the countless billions spent is the ongoing decline in educational performance, bottom to top. So keep throwing more money down every liberal rathole, only to claim that, gosh, that last hundred billion JUST WASN’T ENOUGH, yanno?

    And Dan, never EVER admit you were wrong, about anything.
    That’s the liberal way. You’re just so *smart* you HAVE to be right (wink, nudge).

    • April 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

      In my hometown in Upstate NY, the cost of educating a student is about $21,000 — three times what it costs in Irvine. In the case of education, every tax dollar is clearly an investment, producing — hopefully — a smart and productive kid who has the skills needed to land a great job. Paying teachers poorly means kids get poor/bad teachers…dumb kids hurt America’s competitiveness in the global economy. I’m sorry you’re not smart enough to figure this out.

      • True Knowledge
        April 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

        you’re an idiot if you think you brainwashed Democrat

        • April 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

          I’m trying to figure out your insult; where’s the comma supposed to go?

    • RHackett
      April 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm


      I know of no problem where more money wouldn’t help ensure a positive outcome.

      Your rant is the same old tired nonsensical soundbite that conservatives use to make themselves they are smart when they know stupid people are listening.

  4. RHackett
    April 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Had fix a grammer error. Lots of connectivity problems today.


    I know of no problem where more money wouldn’t help ensure a positive outcome.

    Your rant is the same old tired nonsensical soundbite that conservatives use to make themselves think they are smart when they know stupid people are listening.

    • April 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Using John’s argument, we ought to cut defense spending and the annual increases to the defense budget because spending more wont make us safer, right?

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