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Correa announces major Law Enforcement endorsement

Sen. Lou Correa speaking on Senate floor (File Photo)

Sen. Lou Correa speaking on Senate floor (File Photo)

National Latino Peace Officers Association Joins California Police Chiefs’ Association in Endorsing  Lou Correa in CA-46 Contest

SANTA ANA, CA— Continuing to quickly line up wide-ranging support in his campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa collected a powerful, nationwide law enforcement endorsement from the National Latino Peace Officers Association. Today’s endorsement follows recent news that the California Police Chiefs’ Association had also backed Correa’s Congressional bid.

Former State Senator Lou Correa responded to news of the endorsement by releasing the following statement:

“The National Latino Peace Officers Association is one of America’s most respected public safety organizations. As a local and state lawmaker, I’ve built up a close relationship with frontline officers, chiefs and public safety organizations in order to enhance neighborhood security for our local communities. We’ve worked to combat crime, focus on crime prevention programs to keep kids off the streets and out of gangs, and to ensure that our officers have the financial resources they need to do their job and keep us safe. Today’s endorsement validates my public safety credentials, and I’m honored to have it.”

Showcasing his dynamic support from throughout the 46th Congressional District and across California, former Senator Correa has won endorsements from the following leaders and organizations:


  • California Police Chiefs’ Association
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association
  • California Small Business Association
  • Building Our Leadership Diversity (BOLD) PAC
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501
  • Elected Leaders 
  • House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra
  • 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.
  • Congressman Ruben Gallego
  • Congressman Luis Gutierrez
  • Congressman Ruben Hinojosa
  • Congressman  Filemon Vela
  • 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 Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante (Ret.)
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair and State Assemblyman Luis Alejo
  • California Legislative Black Caucus Chair & State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • 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
  • California State Assemblyman Henry Perea
  • 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
  • Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Community Leaders
  • South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*
  • Orange County-based LGBT activist Gregory Willenborg*

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.