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San Francisco County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Zoe Dunning

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Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of San Francisco; State Assembly District 17

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Zoe Dunning is an accomplished leader in the public, private and non-profit sectors. A decorated veteran, Zoe served 22 years in the U.S. Navy both on active duty and in the reserves. In 1993 she challenged the military's policy prohibiting gay service and subsequently won her two year legal battle. She retired in 2007 as a Commander and holds the distinction of serving her country as the only openly gay member of the U.S. military for 13 years.

Zoe has been a tireless advocate for repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and speaks across the country on the negative impacts of the law. She served for ten years as the Governing Board Co-Chair for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a national non-profit dedicated to providing legal services to those impacted by the law and was instrumental in the successful repeal of the law. Zoe was honored to stand next to President Barack Obama as he signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.

Zoe serves on Senator Boxer's Service Academy Advisory Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee of the California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus, and is a Senior Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Recently she was honored as "Woman of the Year", California Senate District 8 in 2011. She is a United States Naval Academy graduate, and received her MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. She is an accomplished change management strategist and resides in San Francisco with her wife, Pam.

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