Julie Bunn

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Julie Bunn
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 56A district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Michael Charron
Succeeded by Kathy Lohmer
Personal details
Born (1957-11-23) November 23, 1957 (age 59)
Pasadena, California
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Marlon Gunderson
Children 1
Residence Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Alma mater Occidental College
Stanford University
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Humphrey Institute
Profession economist, legislator

Julie Bunn (born November 23, 1957) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 56A, which includes portions of Washington County in the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, she is also an economist, policy analyst and consultant.[1]

Bunn was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008. She was unseated by Republican Kathy Lohmer in her 2010 re-election bid.[2] She was a member of the House's Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee and Ways and Means Committee, and also served as vice chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Subcommittee for the Licensing Division, and was a member of the Finance Subcommittee for the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.[3] Bunn ran for Minnesota Senate in 2012 and lost a close race to Karin Housley.[4]

Bunn attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, California, then went on to Occidental College in Los Angeles, receiving her A.B. in Economics. She received her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in Stanford, California. She participated in graduate studies at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government under a Pew Fellowship, studying International Affairs from 1994–1995, and at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute as a Policy Forum Fellow from 1996-1997.[1][5]

Bunn worked as an economist for the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C. from 1979-1983. She was a research and teaching assistant at Stanford University from 1984–1989, and also taught at Macalester College in Saint Paul from 1992-2000. She served on the Lake Elmo Planning Commission from 2000-2004.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Bunn, Julie". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ http://www.insideminnesotacapitol.com/
  3. ^ "Julie Bunn (DFL) 56A - Minnesota House of Representatives". House.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  4. ^ Longaecker, Mike (November 20, 2012). "Professor: 'Bellwether' Woodbury will likely remain swing district". Woodbury Bulletin. 
  5. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart - Representative Julie Bunn - Biography". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 

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