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Dr. Steven Choi Announces Candidacy for California State Senate District 37


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Dr. Steven Choi Announces Candidacy for California State Senate District 37

Former Assemblymember (2016-2022) Choi Will Run in Open, Newly-Drawn SD 37

January 23, 2023 – Today, former Assemblymember Steven Choi, Ph.D. (R – Irvine) announced his candidacy for the California State Senate District 37, which includes all of the Assembly District Dr. Choi represented from 2016 – 2022.

"I will continue to work hard to represent this Senate District that I already know well. My legislative priorities include economic recovery, inflation control, safer communities, and reducing homelessness among others, Dr. Choi remarked.

"As a former legislator, I am already familiar with the legislative process and plan to hit the ground running on the first day to take actions. We need more commonsense in Sacramento and I’m proud to run for SD 37 which includes my former Assembly District that I proudly represented for 6 years," added Dr. Choi.

SD 37 includes the cities of Irvine, Costa Mesa, Orange, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, Tustin, Anaheim, Fullerton, Aliso Viejo, Placentia, Laguna Woods, Villa Park, Yoba Linda and other unincorporated areas. Dr. Choi's old Assembly District 68 overlaps 50% of the new Senate District which helps him with the high name recognition advantage.

Additionally, SD 37 is much more favorable with the voter registration than the previous Assembly District 73 that he had to face in 2022. At the time of his Announcement, he already secured more than a dozen endorsements from the local elected officials as well as the community leaders and plans to expand it extensively.

Endorsements (partial list):

Ted Bui, Fountain Valley City Councilman

William Pedraanti, PENG Life Ventures, CEO

Lee M. Lowrey, ATLAS PAC President

Colin Edwards, Community Member

Soo Yoo, ABC School Boardmember

Christopher Gonzales, Attorney

Jon Matthews, Activist / Organizer

John Park, Chairman, Greater Irvine Republicans

Hengameh Abraham, VP, Greater Costa Mesa Republicans

Baron Night, OC Central Committee Member

Tim Whitacre, OC Central Committee Member

Robyn Grant, Newport Beach City Councilwoman

Kostian Vazquez, Community Leader

James Mai, CAGOP Delegate; Greater Irvine Republicans Exec.

Simon Moon, Irvine Mayoral Candidate

Dr. Choi has served as Irvine School Boardmember, Irvine City Councilmember, Irvine Mayor and Assemblymember for six years since 2016. With extensive experience in local governments, he believes in local control as much as possible and has worked closely with local elected officials.


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