Month: April 2019

Representative Pete Aguilar (CA-31) Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate


Irvine, Calif.—  TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, was endorsed by Representative Pete Aguilar of California’s 31st Congressional District. His endorsement comes on the heels of a number of others – including Representatives Gil Cisneros, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, and Judy Chu; CA State Controller Betty Yee; Newport Local AFT 1794, and others – as well as the campaign’s announcement that it had raised its first $100,000 in less than one month.

“Dave Min is prepared to deliver what his District needs in Sacramento – pragmatic leadership focused on expanding economic opportunity for people of all income levels,” said Rep. Aguilar. “Owing to years of work as a policy expert, Dave is solutions-focused and ready to lead on Day One on Orange County’s big issues, such as protecting healthcare access and promoting alternative forms of energy. I’m incredibly proud to give him my endorsement for State Senate District 37.”

Rep. Aguilar, who has represented San Bernardino County in Congress since 2015, was recently re-elected in 2018 and currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee.

“I am so grateful for this endorsement,” said Dave Min. “Rep. Aguilar has been a staunch champion for our shared Democratic values in Congress – such as expanding healthcare access and strengthening our economy for the middle class. I look forward to continuing this vital work in Sacramento, where I will put my policy skills to use making Orange County a better place to live for all people.”

Rep. Aguilar’s endorsement adds to a broad and fast-growing coalition of early supporters of Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT 1794
  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • Congressman Gil Cisneros
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • California State Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell
  • David Ryu – Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sukhee Kang – Former Irvine Mayor
  • MaryAnn Gaido – Former Irvine City Council Member
  • Ross Chun – City of Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Tiffany Ackley – Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman
  • RL Miller – Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
  • Ali Taj – Artesia City Council Member
  • Valerie Amezcua – Santa Ana Board of Education
  • Andrew Rodriguez – Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sherri Loveland – Women’s rights advocate
  • Louise Adler – Founding member of Women in Leadership, local women’s leader
  • Judge Lynne Riddle (ret.) – Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge
  • Sarah Miller – Deputy Director, Open Market Institute
  • Robin Ganahl – Orange County Clean Energy Advocate and Organizer
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.

California State Controller Betty Yee Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate  

Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, was endorsed by State Controller Betty Yee. As the state’s chief fiscal officer, Controller Yee acts as as the state’s banker, accountant, and bookkeeper for all public funds. Her endorsement comes on the heels of a number of others – including Representatives Gil Cisneros, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, and Judy Chu; CDP Secretary Jenny Bach; Newport Local AFT 1794, and others – as well as the campaign’s announcement that it had raised its first $100,000 in less than one month.

“Dave Min is the progressive, pragmatic leader that District 37 needs in the State Senate,” said Controller Yee.  “Dave’s nationally-acclaimed policy work to level the economic playing field for all Americans make him the candidate best equipped to tackle the big challenges facing Orange County and our state – including quality public education, economic development, environmental protection, and health care affordability and accessibility.”  

With over 30 years of distinguished public service in state and local finance and tax policy, Controller Yee is one of California’s highest-esteemed public officials. Before her election as State Controller in 2014, Yee served two terms as a member of the Board of Equalization and as Chief Deputy Budget Director for Governor Gray Davis. She also co-founded the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, which exposes California high school youth to the public service, public policy, and political arenas.

“I am incredibly honored to have the support of such a strong progressive leader in my State Senate run,” said Min. “Controller Betty Yee has my deep respect for her years of work in public service keeping our state’s economy working for who it’s supposed to be – middle and working-class Californians. I pledge to do the same in the State Senate.” 

Yee’s endorsement adds to a broad and growing coalition of early supporters of Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • Congressman Gil Cisneros
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT 1794
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • CA State Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • David Ryu – Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sukhee Kang – Former Irvine Mayor
  • MaryAnn Gaido – Former Irvine City Council Member
  • Ross Chun – City of Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Tiffany Ackley – Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman
  • RL Miller – Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
  • Ali Taj – Artesia City Council Member
  • Valerie Amezcua – Santa Ana Board of Education
  • Andrew Rodriguez – Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sherri Loveland – Tustin community activist and former President of NWPOC
  • Louise Adler – Founding member of Women in Leadership, local women’s leader
  • Judge Lynne Riddle (ret.) – Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge
  • Sarah Miller – Deputy Director, Open Market Institute

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.

Representative Gil Cisneros (CA-39) Endorses Dave Min (SD37) for State Senate

 

Irvine, Calif. —TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, was endorsed by Representative Gil Cisneros of California’s 39th Congressional District, which encompasses part of the 37th State Senate District.

Cisneros made headlines last year while running for Congress by rejecting all corporate PAC money and running a grassroots campaign as a political outsider. Cisneros, who won the California Lottery and started a foundation to assist disadvantaged students and help veterans attend college, is the son of a public school cafeteria worker and Vietnam veteran. Cisneros served admirably in the United States Navy, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Cisneros’ endorsement comes on the heels of Min’s announcement that he has raised over $100,000 in less than one month since declaring his candidacy.

“For too long, career politicians have used political offices as step ladders to advance their own careers, and not advance the priorities of voters,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Until we decide as a party to promote new voices from within our community, our promise of true representative government will ring hollow in Washington D.C. and Sacramento. That’s why I’m throwing my full support behind Dave Min for California State Senate District 37. Dave represents exactly the kind of new leadership that I’ve been calling for ever since I announced my candidacy for Congress- leadership that reflects the diversity of Southern California, diversity in life experience, and diversity in expertise. He will put his unique economic policy background to work to ensure our state remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family. He’s the partner I need working with me in Sacramento, and I am proud to endorse him.”

Rep. Cisneros joins the growing ranks of notable leaders who have declared their support for Dave Min, including U.S. Congressional Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu, Scott Peters, and Mark Takano; California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach; the Newport-Mesa teachers; and many others.

“It means a great deal to me to receive the endorsement of Rep. Cisneros,” said Min, “whose historic campaign last cycle has shown Orange County residents of all backgrounds what we can accomplish when we rally around our shared goals, such as quality public education, addressing climate change, and women’s rights. In Sacramento, I will work tirelessly with Rep. Cisneros as he continues the fight in Congress to stand up to special interests and champion everyday Americans.”

Cisneros’ endorsement adds to a broad and growing coalition of early supporters of Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT 1794
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • California State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
  • Former California State Senator Ed Hernández
  • RL Miller – Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
  • David Ryu – Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sukhee Kang – Former Irvine Mayor
  • MaryAnn Gaido – Former Irvine City Council Member
  • Ross Chun – City of Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Tiffany Ackley – Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman
  • Ali Taj – Artesia City Council Member
  • Valerie Amezcua – Santa Ana Board of Education
  • Andrew Rodriguez – Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sherri Loveland – Tustin community/women’s activist
  • Louise Adler – Local women’s leader
  • Judge Lynne Riddle (ret.) – Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge

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.

California State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate

Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, was endorsed by California State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, a former Long Beach City Councilmember and teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience. O’Donnell’s endorsement- which highlights Min’s committment to strengthening public education – comes on the heels of Min’s announcement that he raised over $100,000 in less than one month since announcing his candidacy. Assm. O’Donnell joins the growing ranks of notable leaders who have declared their support for Dave Min, including U.S. Congressional Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu, Scott Peters, and Mark Takano; California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach; the Newport-Mesa teachers; and many others.

“Dave Min has my endorsement for SD37 because he’s dedicated to using his policy expertise to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for our students, increase funding for our classrooms, and give teachers the fair pay and respect they deserve,” said O’Donnell. “As a teacher, I trust that Dave will be the advocate that public school students, teachers, and parents need in Sacramento.”

“I am humbled to receive the support of Assm. O’Donnell, who has been a strong voice in support quality public education for all Californian students,” said Min. “He has worked tirelessly to strengthen our educational system in service of students of all backgrounds – I look forward to partnering with him in this endeavor in the State Senate.”

O’Donnell’s endorsement adds to a broad and growing coalition of early supporters of Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT 1794
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • Former California State Senator Ed Hernández
  • RL Miller – Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
  • David Ryu – Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sukhee Kang – Former Irvine Mayor
  • MaryAnn Gaido – Former Irvine City Council Member
  • Ross Chun – City of Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Tiffany Ackley – Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman
  • Ali Taj – Artesia City Council Member
  • Valerie Amezcua – Santa Ana Board of Education
  • Andrew Rodriguez – Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sherri Loveland – Tustin community/women’s activist
  • Louise Adler – Local women’s leader
  • Judge Lynne Riddle (ret.) – Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge

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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