Guinn Unger Jr was born in Gettysburg, Pa. His paternal grandfather was a plant manager for Musselman’s in Adams County Pennsylvania. His maternal grandfather was a farmer in Gettysburg.
Guinn’s father was a career Army officer, so the family moved frequently. Guinn graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany.
Guinn attended Rice University and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also joined ROTC at Rice and was commissioned in the US Army Reserve. He retired from the Army Reserve after 28 years with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Guinn worked for McDonnell Douglas at the NASA Johnson Space Center for 2 years working on the Space Shuttle design team. He has owned three small businesses. Guinn also worked in corporate America for 8 years leading a team of specialists deploying an advanced computer system in locations including Houston, San Diego, Canada, England, China, and Germany.
Guinn and Shauna have three adult children.
Guinn was elected to the La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors in 2017. He is retired and lives in Bayfield, Colorado.
Guinn decided to run for the Senate District 6 seat because he feels that his opponent does not represent the values of most people in southwest Colorado.