RELEASE: Min Outraises the Field in State Senate District 37 Race

CONTACT: Orrin Evans,¬†[email protected]

RELEASE: Min Outraises the Field in State Senate District 37 Race
As The Only Candidate To Refuse Fossil Fuel Interest Money, Min Reports Impressive Haul From 1300 Individual Donors

Irvine, Calif. ‚ÄĒ¬†With the final fundraising numbers through January 18, 2020 released this past Friday, UC Irvine law professor and Democratic candidate for State Senate Dave Min again showed the strongest fundraising numbers of any candidate in the race for Senate District 37 and received significantly more contributions than the incumbent, State Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa).

From January 1, 2019 to January 18, 2020 (the last date for which fundraising numbers are publicly available), Professor Min had raised $504,576.41 from over 1300 unique individual donors. This was nearly $60,000 and over 1100 more donors than Sen. Moorlach (and nearly $75,000 and 1000 more donors than the third candidate in this race).

Importantly, Professor Min reported an overwhelming percentage of his donations from individuals. According to fundraising analysis conducted by Voters Edge, over 90% of Dave Min’s contributions came from individual contributors, as compared to only 30.65% for Senator Moorlach.

‚ÄúThe¬†people¬†of State Senate District 37 are tired of politics as usual, and they are showing this through their overwhelming support for Dave Min,‚ÄĚ said Min campaign spokesperson Orrin Evans. ‚ÄúDave Min is not a career politician. He‚Äôs a UC Irvine law professor and nationally recognized economic expert who has spent his career fighting to defend the American Dream and ensure equality for all.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúWhile John Moorlach is relying on corporate special interests to fund his pro-Trump agenda in Sacramento, Dave Min has the grassroots support of Orange County families behind him. He proudly stands with working families, immigrants, and teachers.‚ÄĚ

These latest fundraising numbers continue the strong momentum for the Dave Min for State Senate campaign into the March 3 primary election. According to the only publicly released polling in this race, Dave Min is well positioned to advance out of the March 3 primary, and he is the only candidate in this race to enjoy endorsements from the California Federation of Teachers, the California Teachers Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the California League of Conservation Voters, and SEIU California, along with endorsements from State Controller Betty Yee, 11 members of Congress (including Reps. Ted Lieu, Gil Cisneros and Alan Lowenthal), and 10 members of the State Legislature (including Sen. Richard Pan and Asms. Sharon Quirk-Silva, Rob Bonta, and Patrick O’Donnell).

He has also received endorsements from an overwhelming number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)
  • Equality California
  • 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
  • Irvine City Councilmember Farrah Khan
  • 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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