RELEASE: AFSCME Local 1902 Endorses Dave Min For California State Senate District 37

RELEASE: AFSCME Local 1902 Endorses Dave Min For California State Senate District 37

Irvine, Calif. ‚ÄĒTODAY,¬†Dave Min, University of California Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, announced that he had been endorsed by AFSCME Local 1902, which represents the working men and women of Southern California‚Äôs water districts. The¬†endorsement¬†comes on the heels of¬†recent polling¬†showing Min defeating incumbent State Senator and Trump supporter John Moorlach in a general election matchup by 9 points, and holding a commanding lead amongst his democratic primary rivals.

‚ÄúThe members of AFSCME Local 1902 are proud to stand behind Dave Min for State Senate District 37,‚ÄĚ 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.”

AFSCME Local 1902 represents the thousands of electricians, engineers, environmental specialists, inspectors, IT specialists, mechanics, meter technicians, and pipelayers, who support the delivery of clean, safe and affordable water to the residents and businesses of Southern California.

‚ÄúI am honored to be endorsed by the working women and men who have the critical job of maintaining our water system,”¬†said Dave Min.¬†‚ÄúI have dedicated my career to challenging the political status quo to build an economy that works for all Californians. While the Trump Administration and it‚Äôs allies in Sacramento threaten the safety and quality of our air, water, and environment, I stand resolutely with the scientists and individuals who have dedicated their lives to protecting these critical resources.”

Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by an overwhelming number of local elected officials, state wide leaders, activists, and organizations, including: 

  • AFSCME Local 1902
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence
  • 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 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
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Assemblymember Ed Chau
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • Assemblymember Kansen Chu
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra
  • Assemblymember Patrick O‚ÄôDonnell, Chair of Education Committee
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • 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
  • 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

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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