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Largest Regional Armenian-American Democratic Club in Southern California Endorses Dave Min for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –¬†Glendale, California

Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) endorsed Dave Min for California State Senate District 37.

Dr. Kev Abazajian,¬†Director of SCAD in Orange County, said, ‚ÄúSouthern California Armenian Democrats are proud to endorse Dave Min for State Senate. As a first-generation Korean American, Dave would be the first Asian-American Democrat to hold Statewide office from Orange County, and he has proven he will represent the interests of our diverse community. Dave will lead Orange County to protect the values of economic opportunity, diversity and inclusivity that we need in replacing Trump-Pence backing John Moorlach.‚ÄĚ

Dave Min responded, “It is a great honor to receive the endorsement of the Southern California Armenian Democrats. They represent the incredible diversity of our community and are an integral part of our rich Southern California culture. I‚Äôm proud to be a friend to the Armenian-American community, and I look forward to working together to advance our shared values of human rights and religious freedom for all, and to ensure that we never forget the Armenian Genocide.‚ÄĚ

Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) is the first and the largest regional Armenian-American Democratic Club in Southern California. SCAD’s goals are to represent the collective Armenian-American viewpoint on matters and policies of the Democratic Party, increase and strengthen the number of Armenian-American Democrats, influence and guide California State policy on matters of interest to the Armenian-American community, promote the election of Armenian-American Democrats to political offices, and maintain the viability of our free institutions

With over 1500 volunteers and over 1000 individual donors, UC Irvine Professor Dave Min  is the clear choice of local residents, as reflected in recent polling that showed Min in a strong position to advance out of the primary election and up by 9% against the Republican incumbent, State Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa). He 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 ‚Äď 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‚ÄôDonnell, 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 Retiree Chapter
  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, AFT 1794
  • University Council ‚Äď 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
  • 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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