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OC ADAs Endorse Correa for Congress in CD-46

Loretta Sanchez and Lou Correa at OCYD Clinton Awards

Loretta Sanchez and Lou Correa at OCYD Clinton Awards

Former State Senator Lou Correa snags the endorsement of the Assistant District Attorneys Civic Action Committee in the race for CD-46.  Here’s the press release:


SANTA ANA, CA— Continuing to lock up important public safety support as he campaigns to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa won a coveted endorsement from the Orange County Deputy District Attorneys Civic Action Committee.

In a letter written to Correa’s campaign, Cyril Yu, Chair of the Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys Civic Action Committee wrote: “Dear Mr. Correa, Throughout your lengthy career of public service, both on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and in the California State Legislature, you have a record of being a strong advocate for public safety policies that protected and strengthened communities you served. Additionally, you have always been a trusted and loyal friend to law enforcement and to the Deputy District Attorneys of Orange County and a reliable and consistent defender of the rights of public safety employees. We believe that, as Congressman, you will continue to vigorously pursue legislative priorities that will promote public safety and that will assist, support and protect law enforcement agencies and officers in their efforts to keep our communities safe and strong.” Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correa remarked:

“It’s a real honor to have the support of the hard working men and women who make up the Orange County Deputy District Attorneys Civic Action Committee. These exceptional individuals work hard every day to keep our streets safe, by trying to eliminate gun violence, and to improving the safety and security of our local neighborhoods. I really appreciate their endorsement.”

Today’s announcement comes after the California Democratic Party “Pre-Convention Caucus” delegate vote, where Correa won a plurality of the votes. With 17 votes out of 41 total delegate votes cast, Correa earned 41.5% of the vote, while his competitor, Joe Dunn, earned only 36.5% of the vote. 22% of votes were cast for no endorsement.


This news follows a poll showing Correa with an enormous lead, nearly 30-points ahead of his closest competitor.

The poll, conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, is relatively fresh out of the field, and was conducted from December 13th through December 16th. The initial results show Correa with a decisive lead over all other candidates:

  • 37% Lou Correa
  • 5%   Joe Dunn
  • 4%* Jordan Brandman
  • 8%   Bao Nguyen
  • 12% Adam Nick
  • 1%    Other
  • 33% UndecidedTo read the polling memo, click here. 
  • Beyond today’s announcement, Correa has racked up widespread support from organizations and leaders, including: Organizations
  • After messaging, Correa’s support grows to 43%, while the other candidates’ totals remain nearly unchanged. The memo showed Correa with a net favorability rating more than double that of any other candidate in the race.
  • California Police Chiefs’ Association
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • 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
  • Santa Ana School Police Officers’ Association
  • Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association
  • Elected Leaders 
  • House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
  • Congresswoman & former State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • 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
  • California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (Ret.)
  • California Supreme Court Justice, Hon., Cruz Reynoso (Ret.)
  • California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia
  • California State Assemblyman Jose Medina
  • Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins
  • 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.
  • Santa Ana City Councilwoman Angie Amezcua
  • Buena Park City Councilman Art Brown
  • 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*
  • Pastor of the largest African American church in Orange County, the Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.*For more information, please visit www.LouCorrea.com.
  • 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. *Titles for Identification Purposes Only.