Businessman and former Congressman Harley Rouda released the following statement on Dave Min’s entrance into race for California’s 47th congressional district:
“California needs leaders who are laser-focused on solving our environmental crisis, who will put bipartisanship ahead of brinkmanship, and who know how to grow businesses and our economy. I’m proud to have done just that – not only in Congress, but for decades as a business owner and in our community.
“I welcome Dave Min to this race, and l look forward to continuing to share my vision for Orange County – putting country before party, and commonsense results ahead of political posturing.”
During his first term in congress, Harley delivered more tax dollars back to this district than any member serving before or after him. He was the most productive new member of the 116th congress and, as Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment, he championed common sense solutions to climate change. Harley continues to be focused on jobs, the economy, and the environment, and he’s ready to get back to business and deliver again for Orange County.
CA-47 contains the communities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Seal Beach. Harley represented more than 70% of these voters during his term in Congress from 2019-2021, following his defeat of Dana Rohrabacher. Congresswoman Katie Porter won the district by only 3 points in 2022.