Duncan Hunter (R-CA-50)i
Duncan Hunter, Congressman California District 52
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Duncan Hunter 2016 Congressional Candidate California District 50
Duncan Hunter was the incumbent in the 2002 – 2010 California District 52 and ran for reelection in the 2012 – 2020 California District 50.
Biography of Duncan Hunter from House.gov
[2012 Bio] Congressman Duncan D. Hunter represents California’s 52nd Congressional District consisting of East and Northern County San Diego. In 2008, Hunter was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives, succeeding his father, Duncan L. Hunter, who retired after serving 14 consecutive terms in Congress.
Hunter is a native of San Diego. He graduated from Granite Hills High School in El Cajon and earned a degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. Hunter worked to pay for his education by creating websites and programming databases and ecommerce systems for high-tech companies. Immediately after graduation, he went to work full time in San Diego as a Business Analyst.
Soon after our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, Hunter quit his job and joined the United States Marine Corps. Hunter entered active service as a Lieutenant in 2002 and excelled in the area of field artillery, much like his grandfather, Robert O. Hunter, who was a Marine Corps artillery officer in World War II.
Over the course of his service career, Hunter served three combat tours overseas: two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. In 2003, Hunter deployed to Iraq with the 1st Marine Division. Hunter completed his second tour in 2004, where he and his fellow Marines were at the center of combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq.
In September 2005, four years after he quit his job and joined the Marine Corps, Hunter was honorably discharged from active military service and started a successful residential development company. Still a Marine Reservist, he was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2006.
Less than two years before Hunter was elected, he was recalled to active duty and deployed to Afghanistan. Hunter returned home after more than six months on the front lines and, with the support of the San Diego community, became the first Marine combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan elected to Congress.
Hunter is a strong conservative who is committed to strengthening national security, enforcing our borders, creating opportunities for American workers and protecting the interests of taxpayers. He is also a strong proponent of the Second Amendment, protecting traditional marriage and the rights of the unborn.
Duncan and his wife live in Alpine, California. They are the proud parents of three children: Duncan, Elizabeth and Sarah.
Biography of Duncan D. Hunter from Duncan D. Hunter for Congress
[2011 Bio] Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, (Rep.) represents the 52nd District of California. Congressman Hunter is a former U.S. Marine Captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2002 and 2007 and is the only combat veteran of the war on terror currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Duncan D. Hunter was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, and earned a degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. Upon graduation in 2000, Duncan went to work full time for a San Diego high tech company as a business analyst.
Shortly after our country was attacked by terrorists on 9/11/01, Duncan quit his job and joined the United States Marine Corps to help America fight the war on terror. He completed the Officer Candidate School and graduated as a Lieutenant in March of 2002. Inspired by his grandfather, Robert O. Hunter who was a Marine Corps Artillery officer in the Pacific campaigns of WWII, Duncan himself chose and excelled in field artillery. He went on to serve his first combat tour in Iraq with the 1st Marine Division in 2003.
In 2004, then 1st Lieutenant Hunter completed his second tour of duty in Fallujah, serving in Battery A; 1st Battalion, 11th Marines. In September of 2005, he was honorably discharged from active duty while remaining in the Marine Corps Reserves. Using his business degree and leadership skills developed in the military, Duncan started a successful residential development company and settled into civilian life with his wife Margaret and their three children. While in the reserves, Lt. Hunter was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2006.
In the early part of 2007, Duncan decided that his leadership skills were best utilized in another form of service to his country and he announced his bid to run for the United States Congress in his home district. Just a few weeks after officially filing to run, Duncan was re-called to active duty in the Marine Corps for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Though unable to campaign in any way while serving on the front lines, he carried out his campaign through his wife and family as they reached out to the voters on his behalf until his return in late November of 2007. Duncan was again honorably discharged from active duty with the Marines going on to win his congressional campaign and was elected to his first term as a United States Representative in November of 2008.
Congressman Hunter and his wife Margaret reside in Alpine, California. The Hunters are proud parents of Duncan, Elizabeth and Sarah.
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter is a strong conservative whose priorities include a strong national defense to protect America; increased border security to stop illegal immigration and fiscal responsibility to protect taxpayers. Congressman Hunter currently serves as member of the House Armed Services Committee as well as member of the House Education and Labor Committee.
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