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Damon Dunn
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Former candidate for
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Secretary of State 2010 elections
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Damon Dunn (born 1976 in Arlington, Texas) is a former professional football player and realtor. A year after he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, he lost to Democratic incumbent Debra Bowen in the general election after receiving thirty-nine percent of the vote. [1]


  • Bachelor's degree, Stanford University

Professional experience

While still an undergraduate, Dunn served as an associate pastor at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, managing both the children's and youth ministries there. Upon receiving bachelor's degree, he began a successful career in the National Football League (NFL) playing for such teams as the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cleveland Browns, the New York Jets, and the Dallas Cowboys and being mentored by coaching legends like Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Tyrone Willingham and Tom Coughlin. Following his retirement from football in 2002, Dunn co-founded a successful real estate firm with holdings across the country.

Other roles

  • Former president, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Founder, Fighting Giants Ministry
  • Volunteer, Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA)



See also: California Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Damon Dunn 74.3%
     Republican Party Orly Taitz 25.7%
Total Votes 1,447,827
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Debra Bowen 52.8%
     Republican Party Damon Dunn 39.0%
     Green Party Ann Menasche 2.9%
     Libertarian Party Christina M. Tobin 2.1%
     American Independent Party Merton D. Short 1.6%
     Peace and Freedom Party Marylou Cabral 1.6%
Total Votes 8,164,379

Campaign donors


According to Follow the Money, Dunn has raised $462,983 in 2010 for his secretary of state campaign as of September 27, 2010. [4]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Damon J. Dunn $60,097
Geoffrey Rusack $10,000
Dr. Ann L. Johnson $6,500
Charles B. Johnson $6,500
Morongo Band of Missions $6,500


  • James W. Lyons Award
  • JE Wallace Sterling Book Award

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