RELEASE: Representative Andy Kim Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate

¬†Irvine, Calif.‚ÄĒ¬†¬†TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, was endorsed by Representative¬†Andy Kim¬†of New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.

“I am excited to support my friend Dave Min in his campaign for California State Senate,”¬†said Rep.¬†Kim.¬†“Like me, Dave is the son of Korean immigrants and a father of young children who’s spent his career working for the public good. I know Dave will work tirelessly to preserve and advance the American Dream for all of us, by fighting for quality public education, a healthier climate, and expanded economic opportunity. Now more than ever, we need principled, effective leaders, and the people of SD37 couldn’t ask for anyone better than Dave Min.

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Rep.¬†Andy¬†Kim,” said¬†Dave Min.¬†“As the first Democrat of Korean descent elected to Congress, Rep.¬†Kim‘s historic candidacy has served as an inspiration to countless members of the API community, myself included. I look forward to breaking barriers in my own run for State Senate as I aim to provide innovative and progressive leadership for Orange County.”

Rep¬†Kim‘s endorsement adds to a broad and fast-growing coalition of early supporters of Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • University Council – AFT
  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT 1794
  • California¬†State Controller Betty Yee
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • Congressman Pete Aguilar
  • Congressman Gil Cisneros
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • The Californian Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
  • California State Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell
  • California State Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • RL Miller – Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
  • David Ryu – Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sukhee Kang – Former Irvine Mayor
  • MaryAnn Gaido – Former Irvine City Council Member
  • Ross Chun – City of Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Tiffany Ackley – Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman
  • Ali Taj – Artesia City Council Member
  • Valerie Amezcua – Santa Ana Board of Education
  • Andrew Rodriguez – Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sherri Loveland – Women’s rights advocate
  • Louise Adler – Founding member of Women in Leadership, local women’s leader
  • Judge Lynne Riddle (ret.) – Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge
  • Sarah Miller – Deputy Director, Open Market Institute
  • Robin Ganahl – Orange County Clean Energy Advocate and Organizer
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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