Jennifer Dunn was born on July 29th, 1941 in Seattle Washington. Dunn lived in Bellevue and graduated from Bellevue High School. After high school, Jennifer attended the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in 1960-1962, and Stanford University to receive a Bachelors Degree in English Literature. In 1978 through 1980, Dunn was a systems engineer; section supervisor, King County, Wash., Department of Assessments. A chair, Washington State Republican Party in 1981-1992, member, United States delegations to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 1984 and 1990. Jennifer Dunn also is a certified scuba diver. In her free time, she gardens and spends time with her two children, Bryant (33) and Reagan (31.).
Jennifer Dunn represents the Republican Party. She is the lead Republican in the Washington State delegation, and has served in Congress since 1993. Also, Jennifer Dunn is considered an outstanding spokesperson for House Republicans. In 1999, she was chosen to deliver the Republican response to the Presidents State of the Union Address. Congresswoman Dunn has also served as a board member for the National Endowment for Democracy. In these capacities, she has made several trips to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Africa. Her experience in the international area goes back to her years of state and national party service. Dunn is a strong believer that no child should be left behind. She supports holding bad school accountable, giving local officials more control in the classroom, and teaching all children to read by third grade.
Jennifer Dunn has accomplished much in her life, and continues to do so. In 1998, she became the first woman to run for House Majority Leader or any top leadership post. She is also the fifth woman in history to be on the prized House Ways and Means Committee. She is widely known as an expert on tax relief, particularly eliminating the death tax, expansion of free and fair international trade, welfare reform, IRS reform, overhaul of the tax code, high tech policy, and retirement security.