KIRSTEN ELISE DUNN FOR MAYOR
Kirsten Elise Dunn is a local real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and author who refuses to allow life experiences to define her. When Dunn was born, her mother had a blood transfusion and contracted HIV, which essentially caused her parent’s death. At the tender age of 13, Dunn ended up in the foster care system and became a victim of sexual abuse. Determined to make something of her life despite this hellacious act, Dunn obtained a cheerleading scholarship to Grambling State University.
With a lack of guidance, Dunn found herself in a toxic relationship that introduced her to the other side of the law. At 19, Dunn got pregnant with her first son and spent the first five years of his life incarcerated. Reaching a breaking point upon her release from prison and determined to do purposeful work, Dunn went back to school and obtained a Master Optician Certification.
After managing a retail optical store for a few years and creating a name for herself in real estate, Dunn’s personal and human experiences are examples of what it means to start over. To change your life around and live your true, meaningful purpose.
As the future Mayor of Atlanta, Kirsten Else Dunn plans to unify the community through policies, programming, and healing under ONE ATLANTA.