RELEASE: SEIU CA ENDORSES DAVE MIN FOR STATE SENATE 

RELEASE: SEIU CA ENDORSES DAVE MIN FOR STATE SENATE 
The over 700,000 Californians that make up SEIU in California; include social workers, nurses, classroom aides, state workers, security officers, college professors, home care workers, janitors, doctors, and more.
Irvine, Calif.¬†‚ÄĒ Adding to the recent momentum of the Dave Min for State Senate campaign (which includes¬†recent polling¬†showing Min is the clear frontrunner in this race, with a comfortable pathway through the primary and a 9% advantage against the Republican incumbent and Trump supporter John Moorlach;¬†a resounding 61% to 29% victory¬†in the California Democratic Party‚Äôs pre-endorsing conference; and the¬†endorsements of 9 State Legislators, including the State Assembly Chairs of the Education, Housing, Policy and Labor committees), Dave Min has received the endorsement of yet another Statewide labor union, The Service Employees International Union (SEIU).”SEIU California proudly endorses Dave Min for State Senate,” said SEIU USWW President David Huerta. “Dave has a long history of fighting for a fair economy, and we know that his deep policy background¬†and clear progressive values will make him a great champion for working families in California.”

‚ÄúI am greatly humbled by the endorsement of SEIU California‚Ä̬†said Min.¬†“The men and women who make up this great union are the people who take care of us when we‚Äôre sick, pick up our trash, keep our office buildings and airports safe, and make our courts and city functions run. These workers are the heart and soul of our society. I look forward to standing with them in their fight for dignity and better wages.‚ÄĚ

SEIU California has taken the position of endorsing all Democrats in this race. The momentum being built by Dave Min’s campaign cannot be overstated. Since announcing his candidacy in January, Min has been endorsed by an overwhelming number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
  • The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • 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
  • 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.

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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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