RELEASE: Dave Min Wins 61% At California Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Conference

RELEASE: Dave Min Wins 61% At California Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Conference
Grassroots Strength Reinforces Recent Polling, Endorsements and Fundraising Showing Min As The Strongest Democrat In State Senate District 37
Irvine, Calif. ‚ÄĒ TODAY, UC Irvine law professor Dave Min won a resounding 61% of the vote at the California Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Conference where State Senate District 37 Party Delegates decided which Democrat is best qualified to stand up to Donald Trump and tackle the real issues facing California.The Pre-Endorsement Conference is the first election by local California Democratic Party (CDP) delegates prior to the CDP Convention in Long Beach November 15-1, 2019. A candidate who receives 60% at the Convention receives the formal endorsement of the CDP for the 2020 Primary Election.

‚ÄúI am truly humbled by the grassroots support our campaign continues to build,‚Ä̬†said Min.¬†“Our coalition which includes The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, the California Federation of Teachers, and dozens of local leaders, has made it crystal clear, for California to continue to advance smart progressive policy, and stand up to the Trump Administration, we need legislators in Sacramento who understand and have experience tackling the economic issues we face.”

Min Received 61% of the vote as compared to 29% for the other Democrat in the race, longtime Costa Mesa local politician Katrina Foley, and 10% for no endorsement.

Dave Min – 61%
Katrina Foley – 29%
No Endorsement – 10%
The Pre-Endorsement results come on the heels of recent polling which showed Min beating Trump supporter and State Senate incumbent John Moorlach by 9% in a general election match up, and being endorsed by 9 State Legislators, including the State Assembly Chairs of the Education, Housing, Policy and Labor committees.Early this year, in the first and only financial reporting period of the campaign, Min reported a truly impressive $325,000 in campaign donations from a broad-based group of over 1000 donors, out-raising his opponent 2:1.

Since announcing his candidacy in January, Min has been endorsed by an overwhelming number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • California Federation of Teachers
  • The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence
  • AFSCME Local 1902
  • 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 – 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
  • 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 Laguna Beach City Council Ann Christoph
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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