Anton Gunn
American politician
Anton Gunn
Anton J. Gunn is an American politician who was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, serving District 79 which includes parts of Richland and Kershaw Counties. Gunn, who was elected to the House on November 4, 2008, was the first African American to be elected to the House of Representatives from District 79.
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A Once-Passionate Obama Campaigner Sits Out The 2016 Races
NPR - about 1 year
Anton Gunn rose in the ranks from local activist to working in the Obama White House. He's now in South Carolina, disengaged from national politics and watching the 2016 candidates from the sidelines.
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Peter Reiling: From "Ideas To Action"
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As an optometrist in New York City, Henry Crown Fellow Jordan Kassalow observed that the livelihoods of millions of men and women in places like India and El Salvador depend on good eyesight, making access to simple eyeglasses a matter of survival. But he didn't just talk about it. He built VisionSpring. From his desk at Microsoft in Seattle, Africa Leadership Fellow Patrick Awuah observed conditions in his home country of Ghana and decided that it needed a new generation of leaders, grounded in integrity and service. But he didn't just talk about it. He built Ashesi University to nurture a new generation. And from a small rural town in California's Central Valley, Resnick Fellow Alesha Hixon observed most of the town's children entering kindergarten not ready for school. She didn't just talk about it. She built the Lost Hills Family Resource Center. The world is full of opportunities for great entrepreneurs to step up and lead. At the Aspen Institute, through the F ...
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Peter Dreier: 50 Young Progressive Activists Who Are Changing America
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In the next decade, America will be transformed by a new wave of progressive activism, led primarily by organizers, thinkers, and politicians born after 1960. It is already bubbling below the surface, in workplaces, neighborhoods, churches, college campuses, think tanks, and foundation offices. Many of these young progressives have already waged successful campaigns to win public office, change public policy, and inject new ideas into our political culture. There is no simple formula for successful social movements, but they all share a few characteristics. First, they embrace an "inside/outside" strategy, mobilizing people to protest, boycott, lobby, and vote, while simultaneously working closely with allies in government. Second, they don't expect to bring about change overnight. They are long-distance runners, not sprinters. They try to win stepping-stone victories that lay the groundwork for further reforms. Third, while they work on separate issues, they recognize ...
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GLBC will hold Annual Legislative Conference in Savannah, beginning Sept. 15th - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
... and he will be a part of a Health Care workshop along with panelists Marcus Downs, Director of Government Relations of the Medical Association of Georgia and Anton Gunn, Regional Director of the US Department of Health Human Services
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Lettermen roundtable - GamecockCentral.com
Google News - over 5 years
Anton Gunn (OL, '94): As an offensive guy in general and a offensive lineman specifically, I am looking forward to watching the O-line as a unit. I want to see how much they improve over last season knowing they have a potential Heisman candidate in
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Attendees laud health care reform at Alliance meeting - Sun-Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
"We're making health care better for all Americans," said Anton Gunn, regional director of the US Department of Health and Human Services. "Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, the state of Florida has been awarded $110 million, and 255000 people
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Pee Dee Union Baptist Church holds health care forum - Cheraw Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Anton Gunn spoke during the Community Healthcare Forum held July 14 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mr. Gunn, MSW is Regional Director at the Region IV Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services. He has served on a White House Health
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Bachmann hires in South Carolina - Politico (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
By Amy Sullivan/Columbia Anton Gunn is a first-time delegate to the Democratic National Convention from South Carolina......In fact, until two years ago, when Gunn ran for a state house seat in Columbia and lost by 298 votes, he'd never been involved
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Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi fete 100 years - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Felder, one of the first blacks elected to the Legislature in the 1970s since the post-Civil War years of Reconstruction; Anton Gunn, President Barack Obama's regional director for the US Department of Health and Human Services;
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Gunn: Consumers need to have a voice in their health insurance exchange (video) - The Progressive Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Anton Gunn, the Regional Director of the US Department of Health and Human Services, acknowledged last week in Raleigh that while the process has been slower than some advocates would like, individual states are moving forward
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US official talks up health care reform in NC - BusinessWeek
Google News - over 5 years
Health and Human Services Regional Director and former South Carolina state legislator Anton Gunn is talking up the law due to be in force by 2014. Gunn is in Raleigh on Tuesday to answer questions about what's ahead. North Carolina lawmakers this year
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US official talks up health care reform in NC - Forbes
Google News - over 5 years
Health and Human Services Regional Director and former South Carolina state legislator Anton Gunn is talking up the law due to be in force by 2014. Gunn is in Raleigh on Tuesday to answer questions about what's ahead
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Seats going fast for next Tuesday's Crucial Conversation - The Progressive Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
It's not too late to register for next Tuesday's NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon with US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Anton Gunn, but seats are going fast. The topic, “The new national health care law: A look
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Convención en CAMACOL reúne a empresas locales y al gobierno Federal - El Nuevo Herald
Google News - over 5 years
“Sabemos que las empresas pequeñas nos ayudarán ganar el futuro,” dijo Anton Gunn, director regional de DHHS, un ponente de apertura de la conferencia. De acuerdo con Gunn, hay muchas posibilidades para que las empresas locales obtengan contratos del
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Health care conference Saturday in Nashville - Nashville Ledger newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
The conference will focus on the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Anton Gunn, regional director for the US Department of Health and Human Services, will be among the speakers. Brian Hale of the Tennessee Exchange Planning Initiative will discuss setting up an
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Life and Arts announcements: May 29 - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Speakers: Wendell Potter, former insurance co. communication director and author of "Deadly Spin"; Anton Gunn, US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director; Claire McAndrew, Health Policy Analyst for Families USA; Dave Chandra,
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Victims' families: 'It brings comfort they got him' - The State
Google News - almost 6 years
Anton Gunn, a former Democratic state lawmaker who represented Northeast Richland and President Obama's regional director for the US Department of Health and Human Services, was in tears over the news of Bin Laden's death. Gunn said he held bin Laden
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anton Gunn
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 34
    Prior to his election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, Gunn was the political director for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential primary campaign in South Carolina and was the key figure in the campaign operation that launched Obama's run to the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details Gunn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (USC) and USC's College of Social Work, where he played Division I college football for the Gamecocks. Gunn worked as a community organizer and a nonprofit professional for twelve years in South Carolina and Washington, D.C. before getting involved in politics.
    The first African American to be elected to the House of Representatives from District 79, Gunn was elected to the House on November 4, 2008.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    He also taught community activism in the Women Studies program at the University of South Carolina in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Gunn served as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on March 1, 1973.
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