Dave Min for State Senate

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Meet Dave and Jane

Dave Min, is a nationally-recognized expert on economic policy who has fought to protect and strengthen economic opportunity for working Americans for nearly two decades. A first-generation Korean-American, Dave worked as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as an economic and financial policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer, and as an economic policy director at the Center for American Progress. Dave grew up in California, and Dave and his wife Jane settled in Irvine where they both teach at the UC Irvine School of Law while raising their three children.

Dave is running for State Senate to create a better California for the children of Orange County—one that reflects our core values of diversity, tolerance, and opportunity that drew his parents and millions of others like them to this country in search of a better life. Dave will stand up to Donald Trump and his reckless and senseless policies, and will work tirelessly to create an economy that works for everyone so all Orange County families can prosper.

Endorsements

Sen. Kamala Harris

U.S Senator
“Dave Min has dedicated his career to public service. In these uncertain economic times, we need leaders who will fight for a fair economy for everyone, and have the ability to implement thoughtful policies to reach this goal..."
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Ricardo Lara

California Insurance Commissioner
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Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State
"As California looks to rebuild our economy from the COVID 19 pandemic and provide assistance to businesses and workers alike, I can think of no one better equipped than UC Irvine Professor Dave Min to help lead our efforts in the State Senate..."
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Betty Yee

California State Controller
“Dave Min is the progressive, pragmatic leader that District 37 needs in the State Senate. Dave's nationally-acclaimed policy work to level the economic playing field for all Americans..."
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Rep. Ami Bera

California's 7th Congressional District
"As someone who grew up in Orange County, I truly believe that we need more people like Dave Min fighting for our values. Dave has dedicated his entire career to putting the public and the people first..."
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Rep. Judy Chu

California’s 27th Congressional District
“As a native Californian and the son of immigrants, Dave Min has a thorough understanding of the issues that matter most to our communities. Whether it’s creating economic opportunity, expanding affordable healthcare, making..."
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Rep. Andy Kim

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District
“I am excited to support my friend Dave Min in his campaign for California State Senate. Like me, Dave is the son of Korean immigrants and a father of young children..."
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Rep. Scott Peters

California's 52nd Congressional District
"Dave Min’s thoughtful, policy-oriented approach to leadership makes him the most qualified candidate for Senate District 37. He has a long-term approach to handling the issues..."
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Rep. Mark Takano

California's 41st Congressional District
“Dave Min is a community leader with a pragmatic eye towards the issues facing Southern Californians. As an economic policy expert, Dave is is especially committed to creating and sustaining an economy..."
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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Nonprofit Organization
“The Brady Campaign is proud to endorse Dave Min for State Senate. Now more than ever, we need leaders ready to advocate for the safety of our communities by promoting common sense gun safety legislation... "
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Equality California

Civil Rights Organization
“Equality California is pleased to endorse Dave Min for State Senate District 37. He is a candidate that will stand up for full equality and social justice for all and that these values are non-negotiable. Dave Min is the best candidate to take on Republican incumbent and Trump-Pence supporter, John Moorlach. We are behind Dave 100 percent in this fight for equality and justice.”
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Planned Parenthood Community Action Fund of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

Reproductive Freedom
“Women have the right to decide what is best for themselves, their health, and their families. Dave Min is 100% pro-choice and will always stand with women."
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Sierra Club

Environmental Organization
"We are seeing right now the importance of having elected officials who will fight for science and evidence-based solutions. Dave Min is the only candidate in this race who accepts the scientific consensus that global climate change is accelerating and poses a threat to our way of life."
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California League of Conservation Voters

Environmental Organization
“The California League of Conservation Voters is endorsing Dave Min for State Senate because he is a true champion of our environment. CLCV stands with Dave in our fight for an equitable clean energy future that addresses the reality of climate change. We are proud to support Dave Min for State Senate District 37 and look forward to working with him to build a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future for everyone.”
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California Teachers Association

Labor Group
“We are pleased to support Dave Min for State Senate. Dave is a true advocate for students and public education..."
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California Federation of Teachers

Labor Group
“The California Federation of Teachers is proud to endorse Dave Min in his campaign for State Senate District 37. As an educator himself, Professor Min is uniquely qualified..."
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Orange County Labor Federation

Labor Union
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NARAL Pro-Choice California

Reproductive Freedom
"When women have equal opportunities to men, our communities are stronger. In the California State Senate, Dave Min will always fight for women's equality.
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California Professional Firefighters

Labor Group
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United Domestic Workers of America

Labor Union
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Faculty Association of California Community Colleges

Labor Group
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California State Retirees

Labor Group
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Service Employees International Union CA

Labor Group
"SEIU California proudly endorses Dave Min for State Senate," said SEIU USWW President David Huerta. "Dave has a long history of fighting for a fair economy, and we know that his deep policy background and clear progressive values will make him a great champion for working families in California."
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Professional Engineers in California Government

Labor Union
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UNITE HERE Local 11

Labor Group
“This November, we can elect UC Irvine Law Professor Dave Min to represent Orange County in the California State Senate. Dave will be a strong advocate for working families, for equal pay for equal work, and for expanding paid family and sick leave."
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Women for American Values and Ethics

Grassroots Organization
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American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 3299

Labor Group
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American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 1902

Labor Group
“The members of AFSCME Local 1902 are proud to stand behind Dave Min for State Senate District 37,” said President of Local 1902 Alan Shanahan. “Dave has shown throughout his policy career that he will stand firmly on the side of workers and fight tirelessly for their needs and interests. He has protected American workers by promoting smart policy that works for everyone — not special interest groups or the 1%. In Sacramento, we trust Dave to continue his commitment to our workers by leading efforts to protect them from attempts to weaken their rights and protections.”
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American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 57

Labor Group
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American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 57 Retiree Chapter

Labor Group
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Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers Local AFT 1794

Labor Group
“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37. Dave’s strong commitment to improving educational opportunities for Orange County students of every background..."
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University Council - AFT

Labor Group
“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37. Dave’s strong commitment to improving educational opportunities for Orange County students of every background..."
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Coast Federation of Classified Employees

Labor Group
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California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

Organization
“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37. Dave’s strong commitment to improving educational opportunities for Orange County students of every background..."
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Korean American Democratic Committee

Organization
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Cal Bike

Organization
-Cal Bike
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Southern California Armenian Democrats

Organization
“Southern California Armenian Democrats are proud to endorse Dave Min for State Senate. As a first-generation Korean American, Dave would be the first..."
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