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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.

Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT Local 1794 Endorses Dave Min  For Senate District 37

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21st, 2019
CONTACT: Orrin Evans, (818)-359-5536, orrin@lefthookcomms.com

Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT Local 1794 Endorses Dave Min  For Senate District 37
Educators Join Representatives Judy Chu and Scott Peters In Remarkable Coalition Supporting Min

Irvine, Calif. — TODAY,  
Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT Local 17994 endorsed Professor Dave Min for California State Senate District 37. AFT Local 1794 spokesperson Jane Hartley highlighted Min’s pro-education background in their endorsement.

“We are thrilled to support Dave Min’s candidacy for State Senate District 37,” said Hartley. “Dave’s strong commitment to improving educational opportunities for Orange County students of every background —coupled with his years of policy know-how — make him the most qualified candidate to represent our interests in the State Senate.”

Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT Local 1794 is an Orange County-based branch of the California Federation of Teachers. Through its local unions, the CFT represents more than 120,000 educational employees working at every level of public and private education from Head Start to the University of California.

“I am absolutely thrilled that the first labor endorsement of my State Senate campaign has come from the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers,” said Dave Min. “As a product of California public schools, whose kids are either currently attending or soon will be attending public schools, I know firsthand the value of a good public education. Investing in education is a core policy priority for me, and I look forward to working hand in hand with AFT Local 1794 to ensure that we are doing everything we can to offer our children a high-quality public education.”

AFT Local 1794’s endorsement adds to an impressive coalition of support for Dave Min’s candidacy. Just this past week, Representatives Judy Chu and Scott Peters, along with local Orange County leaders MaryAnn Gaido and Sukhee Kang, joined the diverse and broad-based group endorsing Min.

Representative Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair Of The Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CAPAC):
“As a native Californian and the son of immigrants, Dave Min has a thorough understanding of the issues that matter most to our communities. Whether it’s creating economic opportunity, expanding affordable healthcare, making our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, or protecting the rights of women, Dave understands what is at stake in our state and will be a strong advocate for progressive values in the State Senate.”

Representative Scott Peters (CA-52):
“Dave Min’s thoughtful, policy-oriented approach to leadership makes him the most qualified candidate for Senate District 37. He has a long-term approach to handling the issues that face Southern California families – such as providing affordable housing and educational opportunities, standing up for women’s rights, and protecting our environment.” 

Sukhee Kang, Former Irvine Mayor:
“I am excited to support Dave Min for the 37th State Senate District. Dave’s accessibility, his work ethic, and his commitment to getting out there in the community means that he understands south Orange County in a way that few others do – and as an economic policy expert, he also understands what it takes to create an economy that works for everyone.”

Mary Ann Gaido, Former Irvine City Councilwoman:
“Having represented and worked with Orange County residents for many years, I can confidently say Dave Min is the best choice for Senate District 37. He’s a thoughtful, dedicated community advocate running for the right reason – to put the needs of Orange County families first and foremost.” 

A full list of endorsements, which include Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan  Lowenthal, California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, 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 Announces Candidacy for California State Senate District 37

 Dave Min Announces Candidacy for California State Senate District 37
Announcement Comes With Broad Coalition of Support From State, Local and Grassroots Leaders

Irvine, Calif.—  Today, Dave Min, a UC Irvine law professor and economic policy expert, announced his candidacy for California’s 37th State Senate District, which is currently held by Donald Trump supporter John Moorlach.

“I’m running for State Senate to build a brighter economic future for all 37th District families, and to provide them with representation that reflects our values and priorities.”

“As a husband and father, I believe we need to focus on universal health care, protecting our environment, ending the gun violence epidemic, building more affordable housing, and protecting our immigrant communities from the disastrous policies of the Trump administration.”

“At a time when California is providing leadership to the country, communities across the 37th District have been denied the representation they deserve.”

“I look forward to putting my economic expertise and years of experience to providing practical solutions, and restoring common sense and decency to this office.”

Min’s campaign has already garnered the endorsements of elected officials and activist leaders from across Southern California, ranging from Congressional Representatives to community leaders.

“Now more than ever, we need California to provide thoughtful progressive leadership to the country as we face the immoral and corrupt policies of the Trump Administration,” said Ted Lieu, Representative for California’s Congressional 33rd District. “Dave has devoted his entire career to the goal of ensuring economic opportunities for people from all backgrounds and I’ve seen firsthand how dedicated, passionate, and principled he is in this cause. I’m endorsing Dave Min for State Senate because I know he will be the partner I need in Sacramento to help California stand up to Donald Trump and lead the way for the rest of the country.”

“Orange County families deserve someone who takes the effort to understand the many different needs of our diverse communities and is willing to fight for our values, such as investing in affordable education opportunities for our kids and keeping our environment clean and safe for generations to come,” said Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley. “At the same time, it’s important that we elect local leaders who will stand up for decency, dignity, and true gender equality at a time when too many of our elected politicians seek to demean and discriminate against women, denying them equal pay for equal work and safe work environments and wielding in sexist and demeaning rhetoric. Dave Min is outstanding in meeting all of these criteria– which is why I’m excited to lend him my support for State Senate.”

“I am backing Dave Min as the clear progressive choice for this seat. I’ve seen his dedication to fighting on behalf of Orange County families for universal healthcare, communities that are safe from gun violence, and protecting women’s rights,” said Alan Lowenthal, Representative for California’s 30th Congressional District. “As an educator myself, I’m impressed by Dave Min’s commitment to improving educational opportunities for Southern California students. And as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, I am excited about the prospect of working with Dave as he continues his outspoken leadership on efforts to create a green economy and reverse climate change trends.”

“Dave Min is uniquely qualified to protect Californian families from the harmful and dangerous environmental policies of the Trump Administration,” said RL Miller, Chair of the California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus. “We need Dave’s experience, policy chops, and leadership in Sacramento to ensure a safe and healthy climate for future generations.”

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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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