A press release from the Joe Dunn for Congress campaign comes with a caveat. Sources tell us the initial vote barely favored a recommendation to endorse Dunn with a significant number of voters opting for “no endorsement.” Dunn actually had one more vote than the number of those opting for no endorsement. Correa had one vote for and Bao Nguyen had no votes in support of a recommendation. Strings were then pulled and Dunn got the required number of votes for the recommendation.
Santa Ana, Calif. – The Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO has united in support of Joe Dunn for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign. The recommendation next goes to the 2.1 million member California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO for endorsement consideration.
“Working families are tired of the career politicians looking for a social promotion,” said Julio Perez, OCLF Executive Director. “Joe Dunn is a leader in our community who has taken on the tough fights to help working families get ahead.”
The OCLF is the umbrella organization for more than ninety local unions from every sector of the labor movement in Orange County. They have a membership of more than 200,000 working men and women who strive to better the lives of all workers.
Joe has also recently earned support from other prominent unions representing Orange County’s middle class, including the Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, United Farm Workers, Operating Engineers Local 501, Orange County Employees Association, Orange County Young Democrats, and the Orange County Attorney’s Association.
Joe Dunn has thirty years of experience standing up to the establishment, and holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. He’s empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought price-gouging drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices. He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump and stood up to gun manufacturers to make our neighborhoods safer.
Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.
Joe lives with his wife, Diane, in their Santa Ana home of nearly twenty years. They have two adult children, Sarah and John. California’s 46th congressional district includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana.