RELEASE: Five State Legislative Leaders Endorse Dave Min For State Senate

RELEASE: Five State Legislative Leaders Endorse Dave Min For State Senate

Chairs Of Asm. Labor, Housing, Consumer Protection Committees Endorse Min

Irvine, Calif. ‚ÄĒ TODAY,¬†days after recent polling showed UC Irvine law professor Dave Min beating John Moorlach, the Trump supporter and incumbent in State Senate District 37, a number of leading California legislative leaders announced their support of Min, citing his experience and ability to strengthen and protect California‚Äôs economy and middle class from the Trump administration‚Äôs disastrous policies.This growing coalition of state and local support comes on the heels of Dave’s reported fundraising haul of over $325,000 which is the strongest number in the state for a Democratic challenger. Raising money from a broad-based group of over 1000 donors, Min outraised his opponent 2:1, ensuring that his campaign operation that will have the resources to communicate to voters across the 37th Senate District. Min also recently reported endorsements from the California Federation of Teachers, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and AFSCME Local 1902.

“I am humbled by the support of these leading legislators,”¬†said Dave Min.¬†“The support for our campaign coming from all over the State is incredible. I look forward to working with my future colleagues in the State Assembly as our State leads the way in a time where our Country is at a critical impasse.”

Asm. David Chiu –¬†Chair of Housing & Community¬†Development¬†Committee
“Dave Min is perfectly suited to represent this Senate District in Sacramento because – as the son of immigrants and a longtime resident of Orange County – he understands the needs of OC’s diverse communities. He is exactly the kind of engaged leader we need as a partner in Sacramento, promoting forward-thinking policy that achieves lasting progress for families in Orange County and across California.” ¬†

Asm. Rob Bonta – Assistant Majority Leader
‚ÄúAs someone raised by parents involved in the Civil Rights Movement, I am grateful to those who step up to serve the goals of social justice. That is why I am excited to endorse Dave Min in his campaign for State Senate. Dave is an activist in the best sense of that word. At a time when too many elected officials are simply engaged in politics as usual, Dave is focused on the big picture goal of making his community better, and he has the passion, dedication, and experience to make this happen. I look forward to working with him in the California State Legislature in 2021 and beyond.”

Asm. Kansen Chu – Chair of Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee
‚ÄúI am proud to endorse Dave Min for his State Senate candidacy. As a longtime state legislator, I know firsthand the importance of engaging with your constituents. I know Dave is committed to listening to everyone in his diverse district, and his deep understanding of public policy and economics means that he has the necessary background to actually help his constituents on issues they care about, like improving economic opportunity, creating more affordable housing, and protecting his community’s open spaces, coastlines, and climate. I know Dave will make an excellent addition to the California State Senate, and I am excited to support his campaign.”

Asm. Ash Kalra – Chair of Labor & Employment Committee
‚ÄúI am excited to support Dave Min in his campaign for State Senate. Dave is the type of leader we need in California, someone who not only reflects the diversity of the district he’s seeking to represent but who is dedicated to thoughtful and innovative policy solutions on critical issues like climate change, housing, and transit. Dave’s passion and integrity are clear, and the grassroots support he has generated in just a few months on the campaign trail is exciting to watch. I’m proud to endorse Dave Min for Senate District 37.”

Asm. Al Muratsuchi – Assistant Majority Leader for Policy & Research
‚ÄúI enthusiastically throw my support behind Dave Min in his campaign for State Senate. At a time when many Californians are concerned about the future of our state and country, Dave is offering a message of a brighter tomorrow and a better today. His emphasis on investing in long-term priorities like environmental protection and public education is one I have long touted, and his experience as an economic policy expert and innovative problem solver make him ideally suited to help lead in the State Senate. I look forward to working with Dave next year.”

Their endorsement adds to a broad and fast-growing coalition of supporters of Min’s State Senate run, including 9 members of the State Legislature and 10 Congress Members¬†including from high-profile California leaders¬†such as Reps. Ted Lieu, Gil Cisneros, and Alan Lowenthal.

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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