Irvine, Calif. — Dave Min, a UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, won an overwhelming victory in last Saturday’s Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEM) to elect delegates to the California Democratic Party from the 74th Assembly District. Min personally garnered the most votes of any candidate running and recorded the largest margin of victory over the second highest vote-getter in the history of these ADEM elections in AD74. More impressively, Min and his slate of progressive candidates that he had personally endorsed won 9 of the 14 ADEM delegate positions.
These early party elections are widely seen as early tests of a candidate’s viability and campaign’s strength.
“I’m humbled and honored by the results of Saturday’s ADEM elections,” said Min. “I am so grateful for the support of the AD74 community, which has entrusted me to represent its priorities as part of the California Democratic party. I am also grateful for the 60+ candidates who ran alongside me, as well as the 8 from my slate who were elected – they represent some of the best and brightest of our diverse community, and I look forward to working with them to advance our shared values as Orange County progressives and Democrats.”
The results of Saturday’s ADEM elections add to an impressive outpouring of support for Dave Min. His State Senate campaign has already assembled a broad coalition of backers, including endorsements from Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Newport-Mesa Local AFT 1794; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.
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.