Correa Backed by Anaheim Police Officer’s Association

Lou Correa

Senator Lou Correa speaks to constituents at Labor Day Celeberation, Photo: Chris Prevatt

 

SANTA ANA, CA— On the heels of winning crucial support from the Orange County Deputy District Attorneys and the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), today former State Senator Lou Correa landed the backing of the Anaheim Police Officers’ Association Political Action Committee in his campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District seat.

In a letter sent to Correa’s campaign for Congress, Kerry Condon, Chairman of the Anaheim Police Officers’ PAC and President of Anaheim Police Officers’ Association wrote: “Dear Mr. Correa, It is with great pleasure to inform you that the Anaheim Police Officers’ Political Action Committee has voted to endorse your candidacy for Congress in June, 2016. We felt compelled to support you as we have many members who live within the 46th Congressional District and know that crime issues within Orange County affect all cities within it. As such, we need experienced leaders in Congress. Your public safety knowledge and support as a State Assemblyman, State Senator, and Orange County Supervisor is why you have earned our endorsement…”

Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, former State Senator Correa stated:

“Having the recognition of those who have sworn to protect our communities from harm is a great  privilege and honor.   I’m really grateful for this endorsement from the Anaheim Police Officer’s Association Political Action Committee.”

To date, Correa has won the following public safety endorsements:

  • California Police Chiefs’ Association
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Anaheim Police Officer’s Association Political Action Committee
  • Orange County Deputy District Attorneys
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association
  • Santa Ana School Police Officers’ Association
  • Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association
  • Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins

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
  • Anaheim Police Officer’s Association Political Action Committee
  • Orange County Deputy District Attorneys
  • 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.*

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.

  2 comments for “Correa Backed by Anaheim Police Officer’s Association

  1. February 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Makes sense.

    Who’s keeping this ridiculous running talley of endorsements and push polls, Lou or the LOC? I can’t tell.

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