FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23rd, 2020
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Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon endorses Dave Min for State Senate
Orange County, Calif. — TODAY, UC Irvine Law Professor Dave Min, who is running in California’s State Senate District 37, announced the endorsement of Anthony Rendon, Speaker of California’s State Assembly. Dave Min is running against Republican incumbent and Trump surrogate John Moorlach.
“California will continue to lead the country morally and economically even as it faces unprecedented challenges from the Trump Administration and its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Speaker Rendon. “UC Irvine Professor Dave Min exemplifies the moral courage and policy expertise that is needed in the legislature to maintain our leadership role. This is a time when California must follow science, sound economic stewardship, and human decency in order for our country to regain its dignified leadership and home and respected leadership internationally. Voters can trust Dave Min’s ability and character to fulfill these responsibilities and I am proud to endorse him.”
Anthony Rendon is the current Speaker of California’s State Assembly, and has represented south Los Angeles’ 63rd district since 2012. In Rendon’s first year as speaker in 2016, the Assembly passed a slew of landmark legislation, including the nation’s first statewide $15 minimum wage, extension of California’s climate change reduction goals, overtime pay for farmworkers, and groundbreaking policies on gun and tobacco use.
“I’m honored to have received the endorsement of Speaker Rendon,” said Min. “I look forward to joining him in the fight for smart and sensible policies that will help us get out of the current COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, strengthen the rights and economic well-being of working Californians, improve our public schools, and meaningfully tackle the climate crisis.”
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.