Community Leaders & Organizations

Community Leaders & Organizations

Labor Group

Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers Local AFT 1794

“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37. Dave’..."

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“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 —coupled with his years of policy know-how — make him the most qualified candidate to represent our interests in the State Senate.”

-Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers Local AFT 1794

Labor Group

University Council - AFT

“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37. Dave’..."

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“As a UC Irvine professor, Dave Min is uniquely situated to understand not only the importance of publicly funded higher education but also the challenges and inequities faced by so many who teach in these institutions. And with his impressive public policy background, he has the demonstrated know-how to address these issues. We are so proud to endorse Dave Min— a true friend of public education and teachers— in his campaign for California State Senate.”

-UC-AFT

Organization

California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37. Dave’..."

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“The California API Legislative Caucus is proud to support Dave Min for State Senate. Dave’s commitment to representing all of the diverse constituencies in his community as well as his robust policy background make him perfectly suited to lead on important issues like improving public education, expanding economic opportunity, and investing in affordable housing. We know Dave will make an outstanding State Senator and we are excited about working with him.”

– California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

California Democratic Party Secretary

Jenny Bach

"Armed with years of policy experience and a fierce dedication to the diverse Orange Count..."

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“Armed with years of policy experience and a fierce dedication to the diverse Orange County community he calls home, Dave Min has the unique skill set needed to keep SD 37 moving in the right direction. Dave knows our state can and will lead on important issues like economic development, access to affordable housing and healthcare, and protecting our communities from the effects of climate change – and I am thrilled to support his candidacy.”

-Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary

Chair of the California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus

RL Miller

"Dave Min is uniquely qualified to protect Californian families from the harmful and dange..."

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“Dave Min is uniquely qualified to protect Californian families from the harmful and dangerous environmental policies of the Trump Administration. We need Dave’s experience, policy chops, and leadership in Sacramento to ensure a safe and healthy climate for future generations.”

-RL Miller, CDP Environmental Caucus Chair

Former California State Senator

Ed Hernández

“Dave Min has spent his career advocating for the rights of working families. We need Da..."

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“Dave Min has spent his career advocating for the rights of working families. We need Dave’s expertise in Sacramento now more than ever as California continues to fight for an equal economic playing field, universal healthcare, and immigrant rights. As Democrats, we also have the responsibility to have leaders that actually reflect the incredible diversity of our Orange County community. I endorse Dave Min for his leadership, policy expertise, and commitment to bringing new diverse voices to the table.”

-Ed Hernández, Former California State Senator

Former Mayor of Irvine

Sukhee Kang

“I am excited to support Dave Min for the 37th State Senate District. Dave’s accessibi..."

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“I am excited to support Dave Min for the 37th State Senate District. Dave’s accessibility, his work ethic, and his commitment to getting out there in the community mean that he understands south Orange County in a way that few others do – and as an economic policy expert, he also understands what it takes to create an economy that works for everyone.”

-Sukhee Kang, Former Irvine Mayor

Former Irvine City Council Member

Mary Ann Gaido

"“Having represented and worked with Orange County residents for many years, I can confi..."

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“Having represented and worked with Orange County residents for many years, I can confidently say Dave Min is the best choice for Senate District 37. He’s a thoughtful, dedicated community advocate running for the right reason – to put the needs of Orange County families first and foremost.”

-Mary Ann Gaido, Former Irvine City Council Member

Planned Parenthood Board Member, Retired Judge

Lynne Riddle

“Dave Min has a track-record as a skilled, progressive community advocate who is especia..."

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“Dave Min has a track-record as a skilled, progressive community advocate who is especially strong on issues of women’s equality. His wife, Jane, has been a tireless legal champion for domestic violence survivors – her work as the Chair of the UCI Domestic Clinic, helping draft A.B. 2694 to increase access to service in domestic violence cases, has informed Dave’s hardline approach to women’s rights. He promises to deliver on issues like pay equality, reproductive care access, and preventing sexual harrassment/violence against women – because of this, I am proud to endorse him for State Senate District 37.”

-Lynne Riddle, Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge

LGBTQ Activist

Laura Kanter

“Dave Min can absolutely be counted on to be the strong advocate women need in the Calif..."

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“As an activist in Orange County, I can confidently say Dave Min has what it takes to fight for our interests in the State Senate. Dave is incredibly committed to a bold, progressive vision for Orange County that ensures all people are safe from discrimination. He will be a champion for the LGBTQIA+ community, and I am excited to lend him my support in his District 37 race.”

-Laura Kanter, LGBTQ Activist

Founder of Women's Board of Leadership

Louise Adler

“Dave Min can absolutely be counted on to be the strong advocate women need in the Calif..."

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“Dave Min can absolutely be counted on to be the strong advocate women need in the California State Senate. Dave is a hardline advocate on equality for women, no doubt motivated by the work of his wife Jane, who is one of the country’s leading experts on domestic violence law and a local champion for underserved women and domestic violence victims. Dave is not only great on the issues – pay equality, greater access to reproductive care, stronger protections for victims of domestic violence – but his long history of public policy expertise means he is uniquely well equipped to go to the State Senate and fight for our priorities. I cannot think of a better candidate for this seat than Dave Min.”

-Louise Adler, Founding member of Women’s Board of Leadership, local women’s activist

Immigration Attorney and Advocate

Jennifer Lee Koh

"I'm proud to stand with Dave Min in his State Senate race. As someone who has spent her c..."

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“I’m proud to stand with Dave Min in his State Senate race. As someone who has spent her career advocating for immigrants’ rights, I can say with certainty Dave is the candidate in this race best-prepared to address the pressing needs of immigrant communities in Orange County. He can be counted on to lend his support to comprehensive and humane immigration policies that are consistent with our shared values of opportunity, compassion, and respect for all. I look forward to his leadership in Sacramento.”

-Jennifer Lee Koh, Immigration Attorney and Advocate

Arab-American and Women's Rights Activist

Rima Nashashibi

“I am supporting Dave Min as the clear best choice for this State Senate seat. Dave is a..."

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“I am supporting Dave Min as the clear best choice for this State Senate seat. Dave is a strong voice for women’s rights who is certainly informed and inspired by his wife’s lifelong dedication to advocating for domestic violence survivors in the courtroom. I know Dave will be a champion for protecting the rights of women and girls, including cracking down on human trafficking offenders and taking steps to prevent child marriage, and he will work tirelessly to improve the lives of all of his constituents.”

-Rima Nashashibi, Arab-American and women’s rights activist

Clean Energy Businessman

Sam Jammal

“Dave is ready to create good-paying, clean energy jobs in Orange County. At a time when..."

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“Dave is ready to create good-paying, clean energy jobs in Orange County. At a time when local leadership is so critical on climate change, we need Dave’s pragmatic approach over the current climate change denier in District 37. Dave’s campaign for State Senate District 37 promises to put a stop to this nonsense by offering smart leadership based on years of policy experience. I am excited to support Dave.”

-Sam Jammal, Clean Energy Businessman

Orange County Clean Energy Advocate & Organizer

Robin Ganahl

“As a clean energy advocate fighting for 100% renewable energy in Orange County, I can c..."

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“As a clean energy advocate fighting for 100% renewable energy in Orange County, I can confidently say Dave Min is the candidate best prepared to make our community a leader in sustainability. Unlike incumbent John Moorlach – who has said the “cards are still on the table” where climate change is concerned – Dave takes the threat of a changing environment seriously, and is well-prepared to take policy-based action now to ensure our neighborhoods and families are safe, healthy, and sustainable. I am proud to give him my endorsement in his SD37 campaign.”

-Robin Ganahl, Orange County Clean Energy Advocate & Organizer

Economic Policy Expert

Andy Green

“Dave Min has my enthusiastic endorsement for State Senate District 37. Dave has a wealt..."

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“Dave Min has my enthusiastic endorsement for State Senate District 37. Dave has a wealth of experience in policy and politics that will allow him to step in on Day One and lead. Dave has crafted and helped to implement comprehensive legislation and regulations, he has testified six times before Congress on economic and financial matters, and his work has been recognized by national news outlets like the New York Times. California will be fortunate to have an economic policy expert like Dave Min in the State Senate, helping to lead its efforts to create an alternative to the failures of Trump/Ryan Republican economics.”

-Andy Green, Managing Director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund*

*The title and employer are given for identification purposes only, and should not be understood in any way to reflect an endorsement by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Public Integrity Investigator

Duke Nguyen

"For too long, too many people in Orange County have felt that their interests and concern..."

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“As an immigrant and dedicated law enforcement officer, I’ve seen firsthand the deep need for better representation and responsiveness among those who would make our state’s laws. For too long, too many people in Orange County have felt that their interests and concerns have been ignored by their elected representatives. I’ve seen how hard Dave Min works to reach out to all of the different people who make up our diverse community, and I know this is the leadership we need in Sacramento. I am proud to support his campaign for SD37.”

-Duke Nguyen, Public Integrity Investigator for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Former Candidate for OC Sheriff

LGBTQ Activist

Justin Massey

“At a time when support for LGBTQ Californians is critically necessary, Dave Min can be ..."

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“At a time when support for LGBTQ Californians is critically necessary, Dave Min can be counted on to have their back in the State Senate. Dave is a forward-thinking policy expert whose progressive ideas for Orange County reflect the incredible diversity of the District he is aiming to represent – it is with great excitement that I lend my support to his candidacy for District 37.”

-Justin Massey, LGBTQ Activist

Tustin Community Advocate

Sherri Loveland

“Dave Min and his wife Jane Stoever, who is a leading expert on the complex problem of d..."

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“Dave Min and his wife Jane Stoever, who is a leading expert on the complex problem of domestic violence, have been fierce advocates in fighting against Donald Trump’s war on women. I know Dave is passionate and thoughtful about making the world a fairer and safer place for girls and women, and I am excited to endorse him for State Senate District 37.”

-Sherri Loveland, Tustin community activist, women’s rights advocate and former Assembly District Delegate to the California Democratic Party

Orange County Education Activist

Mary Navarro

"Having served as a public educator in California schools for nearly four decades, I recog..."

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“Having served as a public educator in California schools for nearly four decades, I recognize Dave Min’s commitment to improving the educational lot for Orange County public school students. He’s got fresh ideas for keeping our public schools on the forefront of innovation and inclusion and can be trusted to bring those ideas to Sacramento, where he will work in the best interests of our public school students and teachers. His SD37 campaign has my support.”

-Mary Navarro, Orange County activist and third generation educator with nearly four decades of teaching experience in California public schools

Member of Citizen Participation Advisory Board of Huntington Beach

Shayna Lathus

"As an involved community member here in Orange County and a proud public school teacher, ..."

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“As an involved community member here in Orange County and a proud public school teacher, I give Dave Min my enthusiastic endorsement for this SD37 seat. Dave is a proactive community man with a deep-rooted commitment to bettering our community through strengthening our public education system, preserving our open spaces, and increasing access to economic opportunity for everyone.”

-Shayna Lathus, Member of Citizen Participation Advisory Board of Huntington Beach and Candidate for HB City Council 2020

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