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Dave Min

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Senate Democrat

District 37, Costa Mesa

Time in office

Senate: 2020—Present

Background

Irvine Law Professor

Campaign contributions

Senator Dave Min has taken at least $1.6 million from the Party sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 36% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 6710, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4037

District office(s)

940 South Coast Drive, Suite 185, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 662-6050

Biographical information

Birth Place

Providence, RI

Race/Ethnicity

Asian or Pacific Islander

Residence

Irvine, CA

Gender

Male

Born

March 6, 1976

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Dave Min has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Party
$1,641,358 $1.6 M 36%
Labor
$394,150 $394k 9%
Unitemized Contributions
$255,410 $255k 6%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$141,516 $141k 3%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$112,712 $112k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$95,600 $95k 2%
Health
$94,409 $94k 2%
Communications & Electronics
$87,705 $87k 2%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$86,196 $86k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$67,654 $67k 1%
General Business
$42,850 $42k <1%
Energy & Natural Resources
$17,200 $17k <1%
Transportation
$8,150 $8k <1%
Construction
$7,225 $7k <1%
Agriculture
$3,000 $3k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Banking and Financial Institutions
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Bills related to financial institutions, secured and unsecured lending and servicing, and corporations.
Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees
Business, Professions and Economic Development
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Bills relating to most business and professional practices and regulations.
Energy, Utilities and Communications
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Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.
Transportation
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Bills relating to vehicles, aircraft, and vessels; to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles; to waterways, harbors, highways, public transportation systems, and airports.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

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Senate District 37 demographics

Senate District 37 map
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Toss Up

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
35%
46%
GOP
35%
24%
No party
25%
24%
Other
4%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
22%
39%
White
52%
37%
Asian
21%
14%
Black or African American
2%
6%
Multi-race
3%
3%

Median household income

$100,214
$75,235

Median age

38.8
36.5

Poverty rate

10%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

53%
34%

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Most recent election

2020 General
D

Dave Min

Democratic
51.1%
R

John M. W. Moorlach (Incumbent)

Republican
48.9%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

What's behind the 'Great Resignation' of California lawmakers?

By Ben Christopher, January 10, 2022

Potential COVID exposure sidelines legislators

By Alexei Koseff, January 6, 2022

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By Emily Hoeven, October 5, 2021

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