BREAKING: Dave Min Elected to California State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7th, 2020
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BREAKING: Dave Min Elected to California State Senate

IRVINE, CA – Today, UC Irvine law professor Dave Min declared victory in his campaign to represent California’s 37th State Senate District in the state legislature. Min currently leads his opponent, incumbent Senator John Moorlach by nearly 13,000 votes.

While there are still an estimated 15,000 votes outstanding, it is mathematically clear that Min will prevail in this race. This outcome is a major upset, as State Senator Moorlach had won reelection in 2016 by a margin of nearly 15% in this historically Republican stronghold in Orange County.

“I am so grateful to Orange County’s voters for choosing me to represent them in the California State Senate,” said Min. “It is an incredible honor and I am unbelievably humbled by the fact that well over 250,000 Orange County voters chose to mark their ballots for me. I hope to justify their faith in my candidacy and the positive vision for our community and our state that we outlined in our campaign. I also hope to earn the trust and support of those who did not vote for me in this election. It is an awesome responsibility to represent the over 1 million residents of Senate District 37, and it’s one I take seriously. I promise you that I will do my best to be accessible and transparent over the coming years, as we work to try to overcome both the short term challenges that COVID-19 poses to our community, as well as the longer-term issues facing our state. Our work is only just beginning, and I can’t wait to get started.”

“I also want to thank and acknowledge Senator Moorlach for his years of service to Orange County and to the state of California. The importance of public service is too often overlooked today, but Sen. Moorlach’s career has been marked by distinction and honor since he first entered into Orange County politics in the early 1990s. I know Orange County is grateful for his past leadership, and  I wish him well going forward.”

“Finally, I want to thank all those who supported this campaign– with your generous financial support, the countless hours you spent reaching out to voters on our behalf, the incredible energy and optimism that constantly lifted up our campaign. This is OUR victory, and I look forward to celebrating with you soon.”


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 was ranked by political handicappers as “Leans Democratic.” The incumbent career politician John Moorlach, was soundly rejected by a majority of voters in the March 3, 2020 primary election.

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