Frank Barbaro, Former Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, Backs Correa in CA-46

DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro (c) 2009,

DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro (c) 2009,


SANTA ANA, CA — Days before the June 7th primary election former State Senator Lou Correa lined up a milestone endorsement from the past Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, Frank Barbaro, in his campaign to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat.

Barbaro served as Chair of the OC Democratic Party for eight years in the 1970’s and early 1980’s as well as from 2000- 2012.

Expressing his gratitiude for the endorsement, former Senator Correa released the following statement:

“Frank Barbaro is a giant in Orange County. He’s been a fearless leader for Democrats throughout his career and I’m really honored to have his endorsement. It both serves as a testament to my commitment of standing up for the ideals that make up our Democratic Party and also underscores the continued momentum our campaign is building as we head towards election day.”

Today’s announcement follows recent endorsements from the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Latino Victory Fund and California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, State Assemblyman Tom Daly and the Garden Grove Police Officers Association.

From File: State Senator Lou Correa addressing the Senate during Floor Session

From File: State Senator Lou Correa addressing the Senate during Floor Session

Beyond today’s announcement, Correa has racked up widespread support from organizations and leaders, including:

·  United Farm Workers of America (UFW)
·  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
·  Garden Grove Firefighters Association
·  Californians for Humane Immigrant Rights Leadership Action Fund (CHIRLA Action Fund)
·  Orange County Business Council

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 Senator Lois Wolk
·  California State Senator Jerry Hill
·  California State Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes–Eggman
·  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.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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  3 comments for “Frank Barbaro, Former Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, Backs Correa in CA-46

  1. Commenting Gnome
    June 2, 2016 at 12:11 am

    What is Team Dunn going to do when Lou is in first and they are in third or fourth? How the hell do they make peace after all the shit they pulled?

  2. June 2, 2016 at 5:11 am

    My understanding on the VBM is that Santa Ana/Anaheim Latino ballots are very strong.

  3. RHackett
    June 2, 2016 at 6:27 am

    A GOP friend of mine told me he is laughing his butt off.

    From their perspective the Dems are fighting over whether they want the socialist or the communist to represent them.

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