Community Leaders & Organizations
California Federation of Teachers
“The California Federation of Teachers is proud to endorse Dave Min in his campaign for ..."
“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 to understand both the importance of high quality education and the challenges facing our state’s education system. We are impressed not only by his passion for investing in our schools and our students, but also by his decades of experience in public policy and his strong progressive vision for education in our state.”
-California Federation of Teachers
Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers Local AFT 1794
“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
University Council - AFT
“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.”
California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
“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
Korean American Democratic Committee
California Democratic Party Secretary
"Armed with years of policy experience and a fierce dedication to the diverse Orange Count..."
“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
"Dave Min is uniquely qualified to protect Californian families from the harmful and dange..."
“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
Chair Emeritus of the Democratic Party of Orange County
“I am incredibly proud to support my friend Dave Min for California State Senator in Sen..."
“I am incredibly proud to support my friend Dave Min for California State Senator in Senate District 37. Now more than ever, Orange County needs elected officials who represent and understand the changing demographics of our districts. Dave’s incredible attention to detail, his deep policy background, and his commitment to engaging with ALL of the communities in his district make him the most qualified person to serve in the California State Senate. We need to reach all voters in this election. Dave’s ability to attract grassroots support and his strong appeal to no-party preference voters and other swing voters will help Democrats take this important seat for the constituents in the District and for all of Orange County.”
-Fran Sdao, Chair Emeritus of the Democratic Party of Orange County
Chair of South County Labor
"I'm thrilled to support Dave Min's candidacy for the 37th Senate District. As a policy ex..."
“I’m thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for the 37th Senate District. As a policy expert, he’s been on the side of working families for decades, using his know-how to make the economy work better for them – which means he’s exactly the kind of pro-union, pro-worker leader we need in our corner in Sacramento. I am honored to endorse him.”
-Ray Cordova, Chair of South County Labor
Former California State Senator
“Dave Min has spent his career advocating for the rights of working families. We need Da..."
“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
“I am excited to support Dave Min for the 37th State Senate District. Dave’s accessibi..."
“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 Laguna Beach Mayor and City Council Member
"As a longtime resident and former Mayor of Laguna Beach, I know Dave Min is the candidate..."
“As a longtime resident and former Mayor of Laguna Beach, I know Dave Min is the candidate who best represents the unique values of our community. I am impressed by his thoughtfulness, his willingness to listen and engage with different constituencies, and his emphasis on fighting for long-term sustainability. Dave is the leader we need to make sure that we protect our ecosystems, our quality of life and our economic future. I am proud to endorse Dave Min for State Senate.”
-Ann Christoph, Former Laguna Beach Mayor and City Council Member
Former Laguna Beach City Council Member
"I am supporting Dave Min in his campaign for State Senate District 37 for the same reason..."
“I am supporting Dave Min in his campaign for State Senate District 37 for the same reasons I supported Harley Rouda in his campaign for Congress last year. First, Dave represents the values that I have been championing over my entire career serving the people of Laguna Beach. Dave cares passionately about climate change and protecting our precious and unique coastline, he is an ardent champion for public education, and he is committed to meaningfully addressing the growing scourge of homelessness in Orange County. Second, I think it is critical that we oust the incumbent, an extremist ideologue who has rejected the scientific consensus that human activity is causing climate change, and Dave Min is the candidate who is best equipped to achieve this task, because of his experience, his grassroots campaigning, and his message. I am proud to endorse Dave Min for State Senate.”
-Verna Rollinger, Former Laguna Beach City Council Member
Former Irvine City Council Member
Mary Ann Gaido
"“Having represented and worked with Orange County residents for many years, I can confi..."
“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
“Dave Min has a track-record as a skilled, progressive community advocate who is especia..."
“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
“Dave Min can absolutely be counted on to be the strong advocate women need in the Calif..."
“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
“Dave Min can absolutely be counted on to be the strong advocate women need in the Calif..."
“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..."
“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
“I am supporting Dave Min as the clear best choice for this State Senate seat. Dave is a..."
“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
“Dave is ready to create good-paying, clean energy jobs in Orange County. At a time when..."
“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
“As a clean energy advocate fighting for 100% renewable energy in Orange County, I can c..."
“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
“Dave Min has my enthusiastic endorsement for State Senate District 37. Dave has a wealt..."
“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
"For too long, too many people in Orange County have felt that their interests and concern..."
“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
“At a time when support for LGBTQ Californians is critically necessary, Dave Min can be ..."
“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
“Dave Min and his wife Jane Stoever, who is a leading expert on the complex problem of d..."
“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
"Having served as a public educator in California schools for nearly four decades, I recog..."
“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
"As an involved community member here in Orange County and a proud public school teacher, ..."
“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