From the Contra Costa Times (California), about the conservative Republican businessman: "Next year's race for mayor of Long Beach has its first official candidate: Damon Dunn, a real estate investor and former NFL football player. Dunn, who was the Republican nominee for Secretary of State in 2010, announced his candidacy in an email Tuesday."
The article continues: "Dunn was born into poverty in Texas and worked to become a high school honor student and a first-team Academic All Pac-10 and first-team All Pac-10 at Stanford, where he played wide receiver. He played for the NFL from 1998-2001, including stints with the Jacksonville, Fla., Jaguars, the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys."
More: "Born in 1976, Dunn joined the board of directors of the Long Beach Education Foundation in 2011 and helped raise money for the current school year to help middle school sports programs survive budget drawdowns. He is also on the board of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and is a faculty fellow for the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at Cal State Long Beach."