RELEASE: CA Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis endorses Dave Min for State Senate


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CA Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis endorses Dave Min for State Senate

Orange County, Calif.¬†‚ÄĒ¬†TODAY,¬†UC Irvine Law Professor Dave Min, who is running in California‚Äôs State Senate District 37 against Republican incumbent and Donald Trump surrogate¬†John Moorlach,¬†announced the endorsement of California‚Äôs Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis.

“I am proud to endorse Dave Min for Senate,‚Ä̬†said Kounalakis.¬†‚ÄúI know he will fight for fundamental protections of equality. He‚Äôll help California lead the way in fighting for women‚Äôs healthcare and freedom of choice, and fight domestic abuse and the gender wage gap. Dave Min will serve the people of Orange County with integrity and transparency.‚ÄĚ

Eleni Kounalakis is the first woman to be elected as Lt. Governor of California. She served as Ambassador to Hungary under the Obama Administration, and had been appointed to chair the California Advisory Council for International Trade by Governor Jerry Brown.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs an honor to have the support of Eleni Kounalakis,‚Ä̬†Min said.¬†‚ÄúShe is the daughter of immigrants who has spent her career serving the public interest and fighting for the values I believe in‚ÄĒequal rights, inclusion, and fairness. She has been a trailblazer in her career, and I am so proud to have her standing on my side. I look forward to working with the Lieutenant Governor in the State Senate next year.‚ÄĚ


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 economic expert  whose research focuses 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, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park and is ranked by political handicappers as ‚ÄúLeans Democratic.‚ÄĚ The incumbent career politician John Moorlach, an unwavering Trump supporter and anti-vaccination proponent, was soundly rejected by a majority of voters in the March 3, 2020 primary¬†election.

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