Correa scores another huge Labor endorsement for CD-46

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

Underscoring Lou Correa’s growing strength with labor unions, this announcement from the Correa camp on a key endorsement.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 Backs Lou Correa for CA-46

SANTA ANA, CA— Electrifying his campaign to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa won a sought-after endorsement from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, a labor union of more than 11,000 men and women in Southern California.

Former State Senator Lou Correa expressed his appreciation for the endorsement by remarking:

“The 11,000 men and women members that make up the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 deserve to have a strong voice working  on their behalf, and creating good paying jobs for the middle class, in Washington. I’ve done it locally in Orange County and in the State Capitol, and I’ll do it again in Congress, because I believe deeply in the importance of working people having a voice in government. I’m so grateful for their endorsement of my campaign for Congress and look forward to partnering with them to win this race.”

Correa has recently been on a roll when it comes to earning support from labor allies and champions, including winning endorsements from California Senate Labor Committee Chair Tony Mendoza, former San Diego Central Labor Council leader and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, and South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*. Also this week Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD. signed on to Correa’s campaign.

Just last week, former Senator Correa earned crucial endorsements from Congresswoman Norma Torres, California State Senator Ricardo Lara and Congressman Tony Cardenas, who serves as PAC Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ fundraising arm, BOLD PAC.

Illustrating his wide-ranging and dynamic list of endorsements, former Senator Correa has raked-in support from the following leaders and organizations:

Organizations

  • California Small Business Association
  • Building Our Leadership Diversity (BOLD) PAC
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

Elected Leaders 

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
  • Congresswoman & former State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
  • Congressman Juan Vargas
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congressman  Pete Aguilar
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Tony Cardenas
  • Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD.
  • California’s State Treasurer John Chiang
  • California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California State Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de León
  • California Board of Equalization Chair Jerome Horton
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair and State Assemblyman Luis Alejo
  • California State Senator and former Air Force General Richard Roth
  • California State Senator & LGBT trailblazer Mark Leno
  • California State Senator & Labor Committee Chair Tony Mendoza
  • California State Assemblywoman & former San Diego Central Labor Council Leader Lorena Gonzalez
  • Santa Ana City Council Member Michele Martinez
  • Santa Ana Unified School District Board President John Palacio
  • Santa Ana Unified School District Clerk Valerie Amezcua
  • Santa Ana Unified School District Board Member José Alfredo Hernández, J.D.
  • Anaheim Union High School District Board President Annemarie Randle-Trejo
  • Anaheim Union High School District Board Member Al Jabbar
  • Anaheim City School District Board of Education President Bob Gardner
  • Anaheim City School District Board of Education Member Ryan Ruelas
  • Anaheim Police Chief John Welter (Ret.)*
  • City of Garden Grove City Council Member Kris Beard
  • Huntington Beach Unified School District Board Member Bonnie Castrey
  • Los Angeles City Councilman, past State Senator Gil Cedillo

Community Leaders

  • South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*

Correa served in the California State Senate, representing the 34th District, from 2006- 2014 and served the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster. Prior to the Senate, he served on the Orange County Board of Supervisors representing the 1st District. Before his time on the Board, Correa served in the California State Assembly representing the 69th District.