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Joe Dunn


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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1998 Democratic SD-34 62063 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic SD-34 63485 Win

Candidate Biography:

Joseph Lawrence Dunn 
Born: September 5, 1958
Married: Diane
Children: Two

2005-2007: Member, California Judicial Council
2006: Primary Candidate for Controller (Lost; 47%)
2006-2009: CEO, California Medical Association
2007: Advisory Member, Judicial Council of California
2010-2014: Executive Director, State Bar of California
2016: Primary Candidate for CD-46 (Lost; 12.8%)


  • Supreme Court Decision: In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law authored by Dunn, SB 1809 (Chapter 221, Statutes of 2004), the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, was in conflict with (and preempted by) the Federal Arbitration Act. (Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, 20-1573)


Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)