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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21st, 2019
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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


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.