FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5th, 2020
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CA State Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins Endorses UCI Law Professor Dave Min for State Senate District 37
Orange County, Calif. — TODAY, UC Irvine Law Professor Dave Min, who is running in California’s State Senate District 37 against anti-vaccination conspiracy theorist John Moorlach, announced the endorsement of California State Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins.
“Throughout his career, Dave Min has shown true leadership fighting for economic fairness,” Said Senator Atkins. “During the housing crisis, Dave fought Wall Street to keep Orange County families in their homes, and I have no doubt that in the State Senate, he will fight to ensure California continues to lead the country in healthcare accessibility and the challenges these turbulent times have imposed. We need Dave Min in the State Senate and I am proud to endorse him.”
Senator Atkins, was elected President Pro Tempore of the California Senate in 2018, making her the first woman and the first openly gay person to lead the State Senate. She also previously served as Speaker of the California State Assembly.
“I am humbled to have the support of President Pro Tempore Atkins,” said Min. “Under her leadership, Senate Democrats have provided stability and sensible policies for the 5th largest economy in the world. At a time of uncertainty, California must continue to be the beacon of hope for the rest of our country. I look forward to working with the Pro Tem to provide access to quality affordable healthcare, reduce gun violence, address climate change, and provide immediate assistance to small businesses.”
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 economic expert whose research focuses 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, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park and is ranked by political handicappers as a “toss up.” The incumbent career politician John Moorlach, an unwavering Trump supporter and anti-vaccination proponent, was soundly rejected by a majority of voters in the March 3, 2020 primary election.