Release: August 25th, 2020
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Governor of California Gavin Newsom Endorses Dave Min for State Senate
TODAY, UC Irvine Law Professor Dave Min, who is running for State Senate in California’s 37th Senate District, announced his endorsement by California Governor Gavin Newsom. A majority of voters in Senate District 37 chose Newsom in the 2018 gubernatorial election, helping to make him the first Demcoratic gubernatorial candidate to win Orange County in several decades. Newsom’s endorsement comes on the heels of California’s top political analysts changing the rating of the race for Senate District 37 from “Toss Up” to “Leans Democratic.”
“I’ve always felt that the purpose of Government is to protect its citizens and to address the importance of social responsibility in times of great need. Dave Min recognizes that responsibility, and is the leader that Orange County needs to meet this moment,” Governor Newsom said. “Dave is an economic policy expert that has a deep understanding of the complexities of California’s economy. He will listen to our medical professionals, scientists and frontline workers, and put science over partisan ideology. Professor Min has provided principled leadership during the COVID Pandemic, and will help guide California into future prosperity.”
“I am grateful for Governor Newsom’s endorsement and also for his courageous leadership during these uncertain times,” said Min. “Whether it was his early and aggressive efforts to curtail COVID-19, his tireless attempts to help our first responders battle the raging wildfires that have plagued California during the past two years, or his strong stances in standing up to the Trump administration on climate change, gun violence prevention, women’s rights, immigration, or so many other issues, Governor Newsom has made the tough decisions and put California’s interests first. I cannot think of a better partner to work with as we steer California through the massive challenges ahead of us.”
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 “Leans Democratic.” 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.