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Sue Gunn
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 10
PartyProgressive Independent Party
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland
Master'sSan Diego State University
Ph.D.University of California, Santa Cruz
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Campaign website
Sue Gunn was a 2012 Progressive Independent Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Washington.


Gunn earned her bachelor's in political science from University of Maryland and her Master's in Geology from San Diego State University. She got her Ph.D. in Isotope Geochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz.[1]


Gunn lists her campaign's vision on her website:[2]

  • "Democratize Corporate Governance
  • Federally Charter Multi-state and Multi-national Corporations
  • Enhance Democracy and Citizenship Rights
  • Institute Instant Runoff Voting - Increase Voter Choice
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Publicly Finance Elections
  • Allow Same Day Voter Registration
  • National Voting Day and/or National Voting by Mail
  • Design and Administer a Federal Standard for Voting
  • Support Our People
  • Provide a Living Wage
  • Guarantee Full Employment
  • Provide Universal Healthcare
  • Provide Equitable, Quality Education
  • Expand Social Services
  • Financial Reform - Restoring Democracy and Protecting Low-Income and Middle-Income Americans
  • Outlaw Derivatives such as Credit Default Swaps and Collateral Debit Obligations
  • Reinstate Glass-Steagall
  • Eliminate Hedge Funds
  • Create a Progressive Income Tax
  • No Banks Too Big to Fail
  • Actively Prosecute Financial Crimes
  • End Payday Loans
  • Create a Financial Transaction (Tobin) tax
  • Protect and Enhance Women's Rights
  • Women in Leadership
  • Equal Pay
  • Reproductive Rights
  • The Equal Rights Amendment
  • Place a moratorium on all licensing and license renewals for nuclear reactors
  • Imprudent Change of America's Current Nuclear Policy
  • Develop Real Solutions to Climate Change to Arrest its Advancement
  • Solution - A Post-Growth, Sustainable, Green Economy
  • Slow Population Growth
  • Consume Mindfully
  • Plant More Trees
  • Create a Carbon Tax
  • Invest in Green, Renewable Energy
  • Create a Sustainable, Ecologically- and People-Friendly Economy
  • Agricultural Reform
  • Guarantee Sustainable, Local Agricultural and Secure Food Supplies
  • Breakup Agricultural Monopolies
  • Address Problems Created by Intensive Livestock Production
  • Support Local Communities, Local Economies and Small Farmers
  • Protect Bees
  • Research Funding should Benefiting Small Farmers
  • Eliminate Subsidies that Result in Ill-health
  • Create a New Community Garden Land Acquisition Matching Grant Program
  • Restore Supply Management Policies
  • Support Labor Unions
  • Downsize the Military Budget and Create a Peaceful World
  • Transform our Military Policy
  • Reduce the Military Budget
  • Support Those Who have Served
  • Ways for Transforming the Military Policy
  • Ways to Reduce the Military Budget
  • Ways to Support Those Who have Served"



See also: Washington's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gunn ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 10th District. She sought the nomination as a Progressive Independent and faced Denny Heck (D), Jennifer Ferguson (D), Richard Muri (R), Stan Flemming (R), and Steve Hannon (I) in the August 7 primary.[3] The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, were on the general election ballot.[4] She was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.[5]

The 10th District was added in 2012 as a result of the 2010 Census findings. The new district is seen as favorable to Democrats.[6]

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