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Bunn, Julie Ann

House 2007-2010 (District 56A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/23/1957 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California Birth County: Los Angeles Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Protestant
City of Residence (when first elected):  Lake Elmo

Occupation (when first elected):  Self-Employed Policy Analyst, Consultant, and Writer/Economist/Former Professor, Economics and Environmental Studies, Macalester College, 1992-2000

EDUCATION

San Rafael Elementary School, Pasdena, California; Elementary School;
McKinley Junior High School, Pasadena, California; Elementary School;
John Muir High School, Pasadena, California; Secondary; Graduate, 1975
Occidental College; A.B.; Economics, 1979
Stanford University; M.A.; Economics, 1986
Stanford University; Ph.D.; Economics, 1993
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Fellowship; International Affairs, Pew Fellowship, 1994-95
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Policy Forum Fellow, 1996-97

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive BranchUnited States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C. (Economist) ??/??/1979 to ??/??/1983
Municipal Board/CommissionLake Elmo, Minnesota (City Planning Commission) ??/??/2000 to ??/??/2004

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marlon Gunderson (married September 14, 1985)
Children: One child: Lauren (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She had about 1/4 Swedish ancestry (plus many others).

She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for Minnesota Senate District 39 in the 2012 election.

She was a Research and Teaching Assistant at Stanford University, 1984-89. (WCCO TV 2006 Voter's Guide)

Religion provided by the WCCO TV 2006 Voter's Guide.


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Map of Lake Elmo
Lake Elmo, MN
Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 56A Residence: Lake Elmo
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Economist
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes
Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Subcommittee: Licensing Division Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 56A Residence: Lake Elmo
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Self-Employed Policy Analyst, Consultant, and Writer/Economist/Former Professor, Economics and Environmental Studies, Macalester College, 1992-2000
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Biosciences and Emerging Technology Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
Health and Human Services Minutes
Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Licensing Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Harding, Stephen. "Wanting Coverage For All: Bunn Makes Health Care Reform Her Top Priority." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 26, 2007, p. 15.




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