Anton Gunn

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Anton Gunn
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South Carolina House District 79
Former-representative
Term in office began
2008
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Anton Gunn (b. March 1, 1973) was a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 79. Gunn stepped down from his seat in August 2010 to take a position with the Obama Administration.

Gunn earned his B.A. in History from the University of South Carolina in 1994. He went on to receive his MSW in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2001.

Gunn was a Community Organizer for South Carolina Fair Share from 1996 to 1997. He then worked as Communications/Community Relations Associate for the Alliance for South Carolina's Children from 1997 to 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Program Coordinator for the Center for Community Change. He also worked as a Research Associate for the Institute for Families in Society from 1999 to 2001. Gunn worked as a Graduate Intern for the Office of Research of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2000 to 2001. He then worked as State Political Director of Obama for America from 2007 to 2008. He was the Executive Director of South Carolina Fair Share from 2001 to 2007 and again from 2008 to the present. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Top Gunn Associates, Limited Liability Company.

Gunn was a candidate for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. In 2007, he was State Political Director of Barack Obama for President. He was also Vice Chair of the Richland County Democratic Party in 2008. He served in the South Carolina House, representing the 79th District, from 2008-2010.

Committee assignments

While in the South Carolina House, Gunn served on the following committee:

Subcommittee on Social Services, Mental Health, and Children's Affairs

Elections

2010

Gunn left his position in the House to take a position in the Obama administration in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gunn won re-election to the 79th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating David Herndon (R).

Gunn raised $123,193 for his campaign, while Herndon raised $31,764.[1]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 79 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anton Gunn (D) 13,766
David Herndon (R) 11,733

Campaign donors

2008

Gunn raised $123,193 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[2]

Donor Amount
House Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Richard Harpootlian $2,000
18 different donors each donate: $1,000


Personal

Gunn and his wife, Tiffany, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 79
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Mia Butler