RELEASE:Dave Min Announces a New Wave of Endorsements from California Leaders Including Former Treasurer John Chiang & Assemblymember Phil Ting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2020
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RELEASE: Dave Min Announces a New Wave of Endorsements from California Leaders Including Former Treasurer John Chiang & Assemblymember Phil Ting

Orange County, Calif. ‚ÄĒ TODAY,¬†Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, announced endorsements from a slew of prominent California political leaders, including former Treasurer¬†John¬†Chiang¬†and Assemblymember Phil Ting.

‚ÄúI proudly endorse Dave Min for State Senate,‚Ä̬†said former California state Treasurer and 2018 gubernatorial candidate¬†John¬†Chiang.¬†‚ÄúWith years of finance and housing policy experience, he has the perfect skill set to hit the ground running in California. A dedicated public servant, Dave Min is exactly the kind of candidate that we need.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúCalifornia needs lawmakers who work to strengthen our economy and environmental health while standing up to Trump‚Äôs efforts to undermine our state‚Äôs leadership.¬† Dave Min is exactly that person and that‚Äôs why I am endorsing him for State Senate District 37‚Ä̬†said Assemblymember Phil Ting.¬†‚ÄúHis deep financial knowledge, personal experience fighting for equality, and passion for his community makes him the best candidate, and I look forward to standing with him in the legislature.”

In addition to these statewide endorsements, Professor Min also announced the endorsements of several key local community leaders, including Irvine City Councilmember Farrah Khan, local activists Mahmoud El Farrah and Tammy Kim, and Leslie Song, the daughter of California’s first and only Korean-American State Senator Alfred Song.

Also endorsing Dave Min is Asian Americans in Action, which released the following statement:

“We applaud Dave Min’s commitment to increase Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) representation in elected office, Dave’s progressive vision and values on AAPI issues, and his track record of elevating the voices and visibility of AAPI communities in Orange County, CA.”

“I am so honored to have the support of such a diverse coalition of leaders and organization.”¬†Said UC Irvine Law Professor Dave Min.¬†“We are proud that our supporters represent the diversity of Senate District 37. When I‚Äôm in the State Senate in 2021, I hope to justify their faith in me.‚ÄĚ

According to the only publicly released polling in this race, Dave Min is well positioned to advance out of the March 3 primary, and he is the only candidate in this race to enjoy endorsements from the California Federation of Teachers, the California Teachers Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the California League of Conservation Voters, and SEIU California, along with endorsements from State Controller Betty Yee, 11 members of Congress (including Reps. Ted Lieu, Gil Cisneros and Alan Lowenthal), and 10 members of the State Legislature (including Sen. Richard Pan and Asms. Sharon Quirk-Silva, Rob Bonta, and Patrick O’Donnell). 

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

  • 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

  • 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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