CTA is California’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 310,000 public school teachers, counselors, psychologists, librarians, other non-supervisory certificated personnel, and Education Support Professionals

Irvine, Calif. ‚ÄĒThe California Teachers Association, the largest teachers union in the country,¬†announced their endorsement of Dave Min for State Senate District 37. CTA represents over 310,000 teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, nurses and other educators who play a critical role in educating California‚Äôs youth and young adults.E. Toby Boyd, California Teachers Association President, released the following statement:

‚ÄúWe are pleased to support Dave Min for State Senate. Dave is a true advocate for students and public education.¬† As a teacher himself, he knows the hard work and dedication required to provide students with the quality education they need and deserve.¬† We are confident that Professor Min will be a champion for public education in the State Senate, and that he will put students and communities first, just as he has done throughout his career. Join CTA members in voting for Dave Min for State Senate.‚Ä̬†

¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm so honored to have the support of California‚Äôs teachers,‚ÄĚ said Min. ‚ÄúEnsuring a high quality public education for all Californians is a top priority for me, and our teachers are critical to that mission. With the teachers at my back, I am confident that we will win this seat. And I look forward to having the teachers‚Äô backs when I am in the California State Senate.‚ÄĚ

Min attended California public schools from Kindergarten through high school, and he is currently a law professor at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Min is the unanimous choice of teachers in the race for Senate District 37, as he enjoys the support not only of the California Teachers Association, but also the California Federation of Teachers, and all of the local educational unions that have made an endorsement in this race.

Since launching his campaign in early January, Dave Min has built an incredible amount of momentum. He recently won the California Democratic Party’s pre-endorsing conference with 61% of the vote, with the next closest candidate receiving 29%. With over 1500 volunteers and over 1000 individual donors, the Dave Min for State Senate campaign 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:

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • AFSCME Local 3299
  • 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 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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