Community Endorsers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18th, 2020

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Outpouring of support from SD37 residents is the latest sign that Dave Min is the people’s choice for State Senate in California’s 37th District.

Orange County, Calif. — TODAY, the Dave Min for State Senate campaign announced that it had received endorsements from over 400 community leaders and activists who are registered to vote in Senate District 37. These endorsements come from an incredibly diverse group of community leaders who represent every city in the district.

“The people of Senate District 37 have spoken loudly and clearly, and they want UC Irvine law professor Dave Min to represent them in the State Senate,” said campaign spokesperson Orrin Evans. “They know he is the candidate who best represents the values of the community, and that he has the experience and integrity to fight for bold legislation to fight climate change, expand affordable health care, and prevent gun violence.”

The list of endorsements, which is publicly available at, includes nurses, educators, attorneys, janitors, and many other professions, ranging from 18 to 94 years of age, and coming from a broad array of ethnic backgrounds.

“I’m proud of our broad-based rainbow coalition of support,” said Dave Min. “Too many people here in Orange County feel like they are voiceless in our local, county, and state government. That has to change, and when I’m elected, I promise I will be the voice for the voiceless.”

Read some first hand accounts below:

“I support Dave Min because I know he is the candidate to champion better healthcare for all Californians,” said Dr. Homa Mahdavi of Newport Beach.

“Dave will fight to make sure that we end the epidemic of gun violence,” said gun violence prevention activist Amy Ramaker. “He has the family values that we need in State Senate.”

“Here in Orange County we know that California needs to be on the front lines of the fight against climate change,” said climate change activist Patty Yoo. “We must protect our coastlines, our air and our water, but we must also do what we can to preserve the future of our planet. Dave Min is the only candidate who understands the importance of bold climate action.”

“Click here to see the full list”

The announcement of these endorsements continues the string of news firmly establishing Dave Min as the front runner in the 2020 race for California State Senate District 37. To date, Min has raised the most money in this race, with an astonishing 1300+ donors (more than 1100 more than the Republican incumbent John Moorlach). According to the only publicly released polling in this race, Dave Min is well positioned to advance out of the March 3 primary.

Min has also received endorsements from an overwhelming number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • California Teachers Association
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • SEIU California
  • Equality California
  • California Controller Betty Yee
  • Congressman Pete Aguilar
  • Congressman Ami Bera
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Gil Cisneros
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congressman Andy Kim
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • State Senator Dr. Richard Pan – Chair of the State Health Committee
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Assistant Majority Leader
  • Assemblymember Ed Chau, Chair of Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee
  • Assemblymember David Chiu, Chair of Housing and Community Development Committee
  • Assemblymember Kansen Chu, Chair of Arts Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra, Chair of Labor and Employment Committee
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, Chair of Education Committee
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Assistant Majority Leader for Policy and Research
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, Chair of Orange County Chronic Homelessness Committee
  • AFSCME Local 3299
  • AFSCME Local 1902
  • AFSCME Council 57
  • AFSCME Council 57 Retiree Chapter
  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, AFT 1794
  • University Council – American Federation of Teachers
  • Coast Federation of Classified Employees
  • California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • CDP Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller
  • Orange County Board of Education Trustee Beckie Gomez
  • Mayor of Aliso Viejo Ross Chun
  • Irvine City Councilmember Farrah Khan
  • LA City Councilmember David Ryu
  • Aliso Viejo Councilmember Tiffany Ackley
  • Eastvale Councilmember Jocelyn Yow
  • Laguna Woods Councilmember Shari Horne
  • Garden Grove Councilmember Diedre Nguyen
  • Artesia Councilmember Ali Taj
  • Santa Ana Board of Education Valerie Amezcua
  • Local School Board Trustee Barbara Schulman
  • Centralia School District Trustee Jerry Flores
  • Mt. SAC College Board of Trustees Jay Chen
  • LA Community College Board President Mike Fong
  • Orange Unified School District Trustee Andrea Yamasaki
  • ABC Unified School District Trustee Ernie Nishii
  • Former Mayor of Irvine Sukhee Kang
  • Former Mayor of Irvine Mary Ann Gaido
  • Former Mayor of Laguna Beach Ann Christoph
  • Former Laguna Beach Councilmember Verna Rollinger

A full endorsement list can be found HERE.


David Min is a University of California Irvine Law Professor, father of three, and a former economic policy staffer in the United States Senate and for the Center for American Progress. Min began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect the retirement security of seniors, turning down high paying jobs to serve the public interest.  He is a leading expert on banking and housing policy.

California State Senate District 37 is located in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.

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