Brian L. Gunn

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Brian Gunn
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 31a
Bachelor'sUniversity of San Fransisco, 1984
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Brian Gunn was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 31a of the Washington House of Representatives.

Gunn's professional experience includes working as a software test engineer in the financial, telecommunications, insurance, and aerospace industries. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of San Fransisco in 1984.[1]

Gunn is a former board member of Washington Public Campaigns and a current board member of Involved Democracy.[1]


Campaign themes

In a submitted biography, Gunn describes his political philosophy:[1]

"I will work to reform Washington State's regressive tax system by closing tax loopholes for big business and easing the tax burden on individuals and small businesses. We must provide ample funding for our schools and colleges without sacrificing basic health programs and other services that our citizens rely on. I support a State Bank similar to the one in North Dakota to help communities finance infrastructure projects at low interest rates, make student loans, and protect the Washington State economy from market volatility. I will support programs to protect the environment, expand public transportation, and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. I am pro-choice, and I support marriage equality; I believe no law-abiding citizen should be denied their civil rights or the right to vote and to have their vote count. I will work to pass a State Resolution calling on Congress to send to the States a Constitutional Amendment stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech. This is the only way to undo the damage of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gunn ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 31a. Gunn ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Cathy Dahlquist (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 31a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCathy Dahlquist Incumbent 62.8% 37,187
     Democratic Brian Gunn 37.2% 22,018
Total Votes 59,205



In 2012, Gunn was endorsed by the following:[4]

  • King County Democrats
  • 31st Legislative District Democrats
  • Pierce County Young Democrats
  • Washington State Progressive Caucus
  • MJ McGalliard
  • Karl de Jong

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