|South Carolina House District 79|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
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.
While in the South Carolina House, Gunn served on the following committee:
- Subcommittee on Social Services, Mental Health, and Children's Affairs
Gunn left his position in the House to take a position in the Obama administration in 2010.
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.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 79 (2008)|
|Anton Gunn (D)||13,766|
|David Herndon (R)||11,733|
Gunn raised $123,193 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|House Democratic Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|18 different donors each donate:||$1,000|
Gunn and his wife, Tiffany, have one child.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Anton Gunn
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 79
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