June 7, 2017
Irvine – Leading California Democrat Fiona Ma today endorsed Dave Min for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional district– one of the top targets to flip the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Ma is the Chair of the California Board of Equalization and was named Emerge California’s Woman of the Year in 2016.
“Dave Min is exactly the right kind of candidate we need to win in Orange County,” said Ma. “He understands and represents the growing diversity of the 45th District. Dave is tirelessly out in the community working to build the grassroots support necessary to challenge the pro-Trump extreme right. Most importantly, Dave understands the first principle of politics– that to be a good representative, you have to get out there and listen to the people you are hoping to represent.”
Min, who announced his campaign in early April, has already held a live town hall and met many thousands of residents of California’s 45th Congressional District, and will be holding his next town hall in late June, the latest in a series of monthly town halls Min is convening. Min has declared his campaign’s intention to achieve “Two Degrees of Dave Min”—the idea that everyone in the district will have met Min or will know someone who has met him—by the general election in November 2018.
Ma, a certified public accountant, was elected to the Board of Equalization in 2014 and selected Chair in 2016. She previously served as the Majority Whip and Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly, and also spent six years on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She was the first Asian-American woman to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore in the Assembly. In these roles she has championed countless progressive issues to protect children, support women and families, and preserve our natural environment.
“I am proud to have this endorsement from Fiona,” said Min. “Throughout her career in public service, she has been an incredibly effective advocate for everyday people,” Min said. “I share her commitment to investing in California families so we can all look forward to a brighter future of shared prosperity and opportunity.”