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Julie Bunn
Candidate for
Minnesota State Senate District 39
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A
Campaign website
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Julie Bunn was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represented District 56A from 2007 to 2011. She was defeated in the 2010 general election.

Bunn is a self-employed economist. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and AB from Occidental College.

Bunn previously was a Professor at Macalester College from 1992-2000, research and teaching assistant at Stanford University from 1984-1989, and an Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics - United States Department of Labor from 1979-1983. She is married and has one child.[1]


Campaign themes

Bunn's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

We need to expect better from our leaders and our government

  • Excerpt:"I am running for election to the state senate to deliver honest, effective leadership that works hard to deliver results for our families, communities and state."

Expect fiscal responsibility

  • Excerpt:"I oppose using the state credit card or borrowing from schools to balance the budget. To lower costs, I would support realistic government redesign. I would also promote stabilizing tax and budget policy reforms to reduce the crises caused by revenue swings."

Expect bipartisanship and balance

  • Excerpt:"As a former member of the Minnesota House (2007-2010), I chief authored major initiatives to reform health care, protect our drinking water, and improve the business climate. These initiatives received broad bi-partisan support, were passed by the legislature, and were signed into law by Governor Pawlenty."

Expect effective leadership that moves us forward

  • Excerpt:"Due to my effectiveness and balanced approach as a legislator, I was endorsed in 2008 and 2010 by the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund and by many labor organizations, including AFSCME, MAPE, SEIU, the St Paul Building and Construction Trades, and the Minnesota Police and Police Officers Association."

Expect hard work on behalf of our families and communities

  • Excerpt:"I know that strong families and strong communities make for a strong state. Both as a community volunteer and legislator I work to deliver those supports that insure every family can succeed."

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, she served on the following committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Bunn ran for Minnesota State Senate in District 39. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was defeated by Karin Housley (R) in the general election on November 6.[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKarin Housley 50.7% 23,385
     Democratic Julie Bunn 49.3% 22,754
Total Votes 46,139


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bunn ran for re-election to the District 56A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She was defeated by Kathy Lohmer (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Julie Bunn won election to the District 56A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Kathy Lohmer. [5]

Julie Bunn raised $59,516 for her campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Julie Bunn (DFL) 11,963 52.73%
Kathy Lohmer (R) 10,694 47.14%
Write-In 31 0.14%

Campaign donors

Listed below is the largest contributor to Julie Bunn's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,898

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 56A
Succeeded by
Kathy Lohmer (R)