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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.

Former California State Senator Ed Hernández 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 former California State Senator Ed Hernández, an optometrist and advocate for low-income and working families. This endorsement comes on the heels of Min’s announcement that he raised over $100,000 in less than one month since announcing his candidacy. Sen. Hernandez 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 spent his career advocating for the rights of working families,” said Hernández. “We need Dave’s expertise in Sacramento now more than ever as California continues to fight for an equal economic playing field, universal healthcare, and immigrant rights.  As Democrats, we also have the responsibility to have leaders that actually reflect the incredible diversity of our Orange County community. I endorse Dave Min for his leadership, policy expertise, and commitment to bringing new diverse voices to the table.”

“I am so grateful to Senator Ed Hernández for his support,” said Min. “Dr. Hernández’s track record in the State Senate of fighting for working families, and his emphasis on ensuring high-quality education and health care for all Californians, make him a role model for me. I promise to do my best to carry his torch in the Senate by developing and advancing strong policies to address the challenges that Orange County households face.”

Hernández’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
  • 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 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

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.

ICYMI: Dave Min Pens Op-Ed Criticizing Politicization of Domestic Violence, Calls for Increased Protections for Women

 Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, on International Women’s Day 2019, Dave Min penned an op-ed calling for an end to the politicization of domestic violence and for increased attention to be paid to the subject of women’s rights. In it, Min references the extensive legal experience of his wife Jane Stoever, who was recently nominated for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2019 Woman of Influence Award for her groundbreaking work in domestic violence law.
“Unlike with many other issues, we tend to think of domestic violence as a non-partisan topic. We assume that our elected officials from both sides of the aisle will work together to create and implement policies that prevent and remedy family violence and keep women safe in their homes, their workplaces and elsewhere. But a closer look reveals a much different picture, as domestic violence has sadly become a partisan political issue in recent years.
A prime example of this is the recent legislative battles over the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was first passed in 1994 as landmark federal legislation to address the scourge of domestic violence, and it has been tremendously successful in protecting the basic safety of women. Between 1994 and 2011, intimate partner violence against women dropped by 72%, and sexual assaults against women dropped by 64% over roughly the same period.
VAWA was reauthorized several times on a bipartisan basis without any significant controversy, but became a hot button issue following the “Tea Party” election of 2010. In 2012, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives refused to reauthorize VAWA because the GOP’s Tea Party members opposed the legislation’s protections for Native American and LGBT survivors of domestic violence and its requirement that college campuses develop meaningful responses to sexual assault. It was only after public outrage that Republican leaders allowed a floor vote on the bill in February 2013 — after VAWA had been expired for over 500 days — and 87 moderate Republicans joined with all 199 Democrats to pass the re-authorization bill.
More recently, this past October, ZERO House Republican voted to sign onto a re-authorization bill for VAWA, signaling that the basic principle that we should try to protect women against violence will, for the foreseeable future, continue to be a political hot potato.
The politicization of domestic violence hits close to home for me because of my amazing wife, Jane. Jane has been a tireless advocate for victims of domestic violence throughout her legal career. She has an extensive background in domestic violence law and currently serves as the Director of both the Domestic Violence Clinic and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. She also co-chairs Orange County’s Domestic Violence Death Review Team and, in her quest to increase access to safety and justice for abuse survivors, recently worked with Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio to author AB 2694 to permit the availability of alternative service in domestic violence cases in California.”

Min’s SD37 campaign has already assembled a broad coalition of backers, including endorsements from Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal; Newport-Mesa Local AFT 1794; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang; Artesia City Councilman Ali Taj; Walnut Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Rodriguez; and founding member of Women in Leadership Louise Adler.

A full endorsement list can be found HERE.

 
###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 Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate 

 Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, announced his endorsement by California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach. As Secretary, Bach works to create transparency about how the CDP operates and acts as an advocate and resource for all CDP members. Her endorsement comes on the heels of several high-profile endorsements – including Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, and Judy Chu – as well as the campaign’s announcement that it had raised its first $100,000 in less than one month.

“Armed with years of policy experience and a fierce dedication to the diverse Orange County community he calls home, Dave Min has the unique skill set needed to keep SD37 moving in the right direction,” said Bach. “Dave knows our state can and will lead on important issues like economic development, access to affordable housing and healthcare, and protecting our communities from the effects of climate change – and I am thrilled to support his candidacy.” 

Bach, who previously served as District Representative in State Senator Dr. Richard Pan’s office and as a staffer with the California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus, went on to become one of the youngest statewide officials ever to hold an executive board office following her election this past November.

“Secretary Jenny Bach is a trailblazer who has worked tirelessly to empower young women, broaden the diversity of the California Democratic Party, and inspire a new generation of bold progressive Californians,” said Min. “I am honored to have her support.”

Bach’s endorsement adds to a broad coalition of support for Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials and organizations, including: Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu; the Newport-Mesa Local American Federation of Teachers 1794, Rep. Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

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.

Dave Min Raises $100,000 for State Senate In Less Than One Month

 

Irvine, Calif. —  TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, announced that his campaign has raised $100,000 since he announced his candidacy on January 8th. The fundraising haul comes on the heels of recent endorsements from the Newport-Mesa Local American Federation of Teachers 1794, Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters and dozens of local elected officials.

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this campaign,” said Orrin Evans, Min Campaign spokesman. “In less than one month, Dave has built a truly impressive coalition of support and a campaign operation that will have the resources to communicate to voters across the 37th Senate District. His policy-based approach to addressing issues like climate change, economic inequality, and access to affordable healthcare is clearly resonating with voters.” 

“While John Moorlach remains dependent on corporate special interests to fund his advocacy for the Trump agenda in Sacramento, Dave is running a people-powered campaign, and proudly stands with working families, immigrants, and teachers.”

The fundraising announcement comes amidst an outpouring of support for Min. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by: Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu; the Newport-Mesa Local American Federation of Teachers 1794, Rep. Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

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.

ICYMI: Dave Min Pens Op-Ed Criticizing Trump Administration Targeting of Vietnamese Immigrants & John Moorlach’s Science

Irvine, Calif. — As Orange County prepares to hold the largest Tet Festival in the United States, Dave Min penned an op-ed criticizing the Trump administration over its deliberate targeting of Vietnamese immigrants, as well as calling out incumbent Senator John Moorlach for his silence on the issue.
Throughout our country’s history, America has stood as a beacon of hope for those in search of a better life. Our nation’s fundamental and founding promise — that those who come here, work hard, and play by the rules can make a good life for themselves and for their descendants free of tyranny or socially determined castes — has attracted millions of immigrants to our shores, including my own Korean-American parents. These immigrants, whether they came here in 1719 from England or in 2019 from Pakistan, have been the backbone of our country, strengthening and brightening our culture while playing a critical role in creating the most prosperous economy the world has ever known.

But the core foundations of the American Dream are under attack from the Trump administration’s reckless and immoral plan to send back Vietnamese refugees who came here in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the Communist takeover of that country. The first wave of post-war Vietnamese immigrants came in 1975 through a U.S. government-sponsored evacuation and resettlement program, and many more followed in the 1980s and early 1990s, seeking haven from the torture and “re-education” camps that were so prevalent at that time. These refugees supported the United States in the war and were fearful of persecution because of their allegiances. They put everything on the line to support our country and its values. And hundreds of thousands of them died trying to reach our country.

For decades, as a matter of official U.S. policy, we welcomed these Vietnamese-Americans to our country. Indeed, in 2008, the George W. Bush administration signed an explicit agreement with Vietnam barring the deportation of Vietnamese immigrants who had arrived in our country before 1995. But for some unfathomable reason, Donald Trump and his administration are trying to overturn these policies and target post- Vietnam War refugees for deportation. While many of us were busy preparing for the holiday season, the Trump administration was hard at work on “reinterpreting” U.S. immigration policy to try to find a rationale to expel Vietnamese immigrants from our country.

Min’s SD37 campaign has already assembled a broad coalition of backers, including endorsements from Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Newport-Mesa Local AFT 1794; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

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.

Dave Min Endorsed Slate Wins Overwhelming Majority Of Assembly District Elections

Dave Min (SD37) Endorsed Slate Wins Overwhelming Majority Of Assembly District Elections
Min Personally Garners Highest Vote Total And Margin Of Victory

Irvine, Calif. — Dave Min, a UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, won an overwhelming victory in last Saturday’s Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEM) to elect delegates to the California Democratic Party from the 74th Assembly District. Min personally garnered the most votes of any candidate running and recorded the largest margin of victory over the second highest vote-getter in the history of these ADEM elections in AD74. More impressively, Min and his slate of progressive candidates that he had personally endorsed won 9 of the 14 ADEM delegate positions.

“I’m humbled and honored by the results of Saturday’s ADEM elections,” said Min. “I am so grateful for the support of the AD74 community, which has entrusted me to represent its priorities as part of the California Democratic party. I am also grateful for the 60+ candidates who ran alongside me, as well as the 8 from my slate who were elected – they represent some of the best and brightest of our diverse community, and I look forward to working with them to advance our shared values as Orange County progressives and Democrats.” 

The results of Saturday’s ADEM elections add to an impressive outpouring of support for Dave Min. His State Senate campaign has already assembled a broad coalition of backers, including endorsements from Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Newport-Mesa Local AFT 1794; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

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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