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State Sen. David Min: "Immigrant, black, and brown" Business Owners "very cleary unsophisticated"

The Irvine Democrat made the comment during testimony before the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.

Sacramento – State Senator and U.S. House candidate Dave Min testified before the Assembly’s Committee on Appropriations that “Many small business owners are very clearly unsophisticated.” He added, “These are immigrant, black, and brown communities.”

Sen. Min made these comments while testifying on his bill SB 1286, the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The bill passed the State Senate on May 21st by a vote of 28 to 9, with all Republicans and one Democrat voting against and the remaining Democrats voting in favor.

Sen. Min was explaining why the bill was needed to simplify debt collection practices. Sen. Min is himself the son of immigrants from South Korea and the only Korean-American in the state legislature, according to his official biography.

First elected to the State Senate to represent Orange County in 2020, Min is now running for U.S. House District 47 in this fall’s election. He faces Republican businessman Scott Baugh on November 5th after placing second to Baugh in the March 5th nonpartisan primary.


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