Duncan D. Hunter Bio
|Duncan Duane Hunter was born on 7 December 1976. He is an American politician and member of the Republican Party from California who has represented parts of San Diego County in the United States House of Representatives since 2009, representing the 52nd district from 2009 to 2013, and subsequently representing California’s 50th congressional district. Hunter was elected to the congressional seat after his father, Republican Congressman Duncan Lee Hunter, who represented the district and had served in Congress for 28 years, decided not to seek re-election in 2008.|
|Duncan D. Hunter Personal details|
|Born||Duncan Duane Hunter was born on 7 December 1976 San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Age||41 years as of 2018
|Children||Elizabeth Hunter, Sarah Hunter, Duncan Hunter|
|Education||San Diego State University (BS)|
|Net Worth||Duncan Duane Hunter has an estimated net worth of $1 Million as of 2018|
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 50th district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Brian Bilbray|
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 52nd district
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Duncan Hunter|
|Succeeded by||Scott Peters|
Duncan D. Hunter Military Service
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||2001–2005 (active)
|Unit||1st Battalion, 11th Marines|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan
Duncan D. Hunter Biography
Seeker was born in San Diego, California, on 7 December 1976. His parents are Helynn Louise (née Layh), her mother and the former congressman Duncan Lee Hunter. He graduated from Granite Hills High School, El Cajon, California and San Diego State University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. He began a web design company while still in college. Upon graduation from San Diego State, he worked in San Diego as an information technology business analyst.
Duncan D. Hunter Military service
The day after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack, Hunter resigned from his work and joined the United States Marine Corps. He attended Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Upon graduation in March 2002, he was appointed as a second lieutenant. He hence filled in as a field artillery officer in the 1st Marine Division after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and completed a second tour in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004, serving in Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines. During his second tour, he participated in Operation Vigilant Resolve.
In September 2005, Hunter was honorably dismissed from active duty but remained in the Marine Corps Reserve. He then started a residential development company. In 2007, he was recalled to active duty and deployed to Afghanistan in support of the War in Afghanistan; this was his third tour of duty during the War on Terrorism. Hunter was honorably discharged from active duty in December 2007 but continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve. Hunter was promoted to major in 2012.
Duncan D. Hunter Campaign finance investigation
In April 2016, Hunter came under Federal Elections Commission (FEC) scrutiny over his use of campaign funds for personal expenses from 2015 to 2016 after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint.
Hunter and his wife, Margaret, who is paid $3,000 monthly from campaign funds in her role as campaign manager, shared a campaign fund credit card with charges being questioned. The expenses included $1,302 in fees for video games, $600 to pay for a family rabbit to travel by plane, clothing from Abercrombie & Fitch, a donation to their son’s school, payments to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, travel costs including 32 payments for airfare, hotel stays in Arizona and Italy, groceries, a nail salon visit, tuition, non-specified items at a surf shop, and outdoor equipment. Upon his return from international travel, Hunter promised to correct any inappropriate or mistaken charges. In a subsequent statement issued through his lawyers, Hunter said that he had repaid his campaign approximately $60,000. In August 2016, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) made a recommendation to the Ethics Committee for a full investigation into Hunter.
FBI agents raided Huntler’s campaign offices in February 2017, as part of a criminal investigation where they seized “several computers, tablets and iPads, bills and disbursement records, as well as a computer hard drive, from Election CFO, an Alexandria, Virginia-based company that handled the California Republican’s campaign finances.” The media reported on the raid in August 2017 after private court documents were accidentally released to the public. The lawyer for Election CFO, Jason Torchinsky, has since confirmed the FBI raid.
The House Ethics Committee revealed that Hunter was under a Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal investigation on March 23, 2017, for alleged campaign finance violations, and that it was deferring its investigation as a result.
The committee went on to release the OCE report, which stated: “Rep. Hunter may have converted tens of thousands of dollars of campaign funds from his congressional campaign committee to personal use to pay for family travel, flights, utilities, healthcare, school uniforms, and tuition, jewelry, groceries, and other goods, services, and expenses.” Hunter clarified that he had repaid the money back to the campaign, and he has denied wrongdoing. He also announced that his wife no longer receives a $3000/month salary for consulting the campaign. His lawyers Gregory Vega and Elliot Berke have stated that any improper use of campaign funds was “inadvertent and unintentional”.
Hunter’s campaign report from July 2017 shows significantly more spending for legal fees than the previous reports. Hunter’s campaign spent $153,000 towards attorney fees and also went $114,000 in debt to help pay seven law firms in April–June 2017, compared to paying legal fees of $80,000 for the 10 months that came before.
Duncan D. Hunter and Margaret Hunter Indictment
On August 21, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Hunter and his wife on charges of wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy. The San Diego U.S. office of the Attorney accused the couple of conspiring to misuse $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, as well as filing false campaign finance reports. The couple also illegally charged personal expenditures included vacations in Italy and Hawaii, theatre tickets, and the gaming platform Steam. When Hunter wanted to buy “Hawaii shorts”, his wife suggested that he falsely report the purchase as “golf balls for wounded warriors”. According to the indictment, in an attempt to cover up the use of campaign funds for a personal vacation in Italy, Hunter tried to arrange tour of a Naval base, and when he was informed that the Navy could only arrange such a tour on a specific date, he told his Chief of Staff to tell the Navy to “go fuck themselves”.
Duncan D. Hunter Claims Shifts blame to wife on campaign finance charges
Duncan D. Hunter appeared to shift blame to his wife on 24 August 2018 for charges that they used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, explaining in a television interview on Thursday night that she handled the family finances. He said that in 2003 he gave his wife, Margaret, power of attorney and that she continued to manage his money during his congressional career.
Duncan D. Hunter Family
Hunter, is married to Margaret Hunter, and they have three children, Elizabeth Hunter, Sarah Hunter, Duncan Hunter have lived in Lakeside, California since 2007. They previously resided in Oklahoma, Virginia and Idaho