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.