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Duf Sundheim

Duf Sundheim

Duf Sundheim has been active in Republican Partypolitics for over 30 years beginning with his service as apage in the Illinois State Legislature at age 18 andworking in the trenches as a campaign advance stafferfor the Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate in1974. Duf also had a record setting term as Chairman ofthe Lincoln Club of Northern California.Mr. Sundheim was Chairman (2003-06) of the California Republican Partyduring one of the most critical times in its history. Shortly after Mr.Sundheim was elected in 2003, California had its first recall of a sittingGovernor and elected Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor. Mr. Sundheim'selection itself was historic, as it marked the first time in 38 years theseating Vice Chairman had not been elected Chair. In February of 2005,Mr. Sundheim became the first Chairman in the history of the CRP to bere-elected to a consecutive term. In three years, with the activesupport of Governor Schwarzenegger, the CRP has raised over $100million dollars, an unprecedented figure.Mr. Sundheim regularly appears on national and regional broadcastsincluding NBC's "Today Show," CBS's "Early Show," MSNBC's "Hardball withChris Mathews" and the FOX News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes."Mr. Sundheim received his B.A. in Economics with Honors and Distinctionfrom Stanford University, where he won two letters in football. Hereceived his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School, attendingwith the aid of an Exceptional Student Post-Graduate Fellowship. He isalso a recipient of the California State Bar Pro Bono Award.