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Former NFL Player Is First Person To Enter Race
January 15, 2013 - Former National Football League player Damon Dunn has announced his candidacy for mayor of Long Beach in the city’s April 2014 election, the first person to officially throw his hat in the race.
A graduate of Stanford University, where he played football in the 1990s while earning a degree in public policy, Dunn is the co-founder of Tricor Southwest Corporation, a real estate investment firm. He was born in Texas in 1976 and is a licensed Baptist minister.
Since moving to Long Beach a few years ago, Dunn, a Republican, has served on the board of directors of the Long Beach Education Foundation and Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dunn’s only previous campaign for elected office came in 2010 when he challenged incumbent Democrat Debra Bowen for California Secretary of State. He lost 53 percent to 39 percent.
Mayor Bob Foster has not yet announced whether he will seek a third-term as a write-in candidate in the primary nominating election.
For more information, visit www.damondunn.com.