Why I'm Running

What I'll Do As Your Congressman

Our country is at a crossroads, and we need new leadership to help us back onto the right path. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, I knew that it was time to take a stand: to step up to serve our community and provide a check against the extremes that Donald Trump represents.

About Dave

Dave Min is a nationally-recognized expert on economic policy who has fought to protect and strengthen economic opportunity for working Americans for nearly two decades. A first-generation Korean-American, Dave worked as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as an economic and financial policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer, and as an economic policy director at the Center for American Progress. Dave grew up in California, and Dave and his wife Jane settled in Irvine where they both teach at the UC Irvine School of Law while raising their three children.

Dave is running for Congress to create a better America for the children of Orange County—one that reflects our core values of diversity, tolerance, and opportunity that drew his parents and millions of others like them to this country in search of a better life. Dave will stand up to Donald Trump and his reckless and senseless policies, and will work tirelessly to create an economy that works for everyone so all Orange County families can prosper.

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Former Longtime Irvine Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido
“Dave is a warm and thoughtful family man who is running for all the right reasons. He’ll stand up for our values in Congress and put the residents of this district in control for a change. It’s about time.”
Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang
“Dave Min understands our Orange County communities. Having visited every corner of the 45th Congressional District, I know he’s the best candidate to represent these cities and create an economy that works for everyone.”
Chair of the California Board of Equalization Fiona Ma
“Dave Min is exactly the right kind of candidate we need to win in Orange County.”