SANTA ANA, CA — Keeping up his string of back-to-back endorsements, today former State Senator Lou Correa’s campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District seat announced an endorsement from the Orange County Labor Federation.
According to its website, “The Orange County Labor Federation represents more than ninety local unions from every sector of the labor movement with a membership of more than 200,000 working men and women. The Orange County Labor Federation strives to better the lives of all workers. Chartered in 1929 by the AFL-CIO, the Federation is the official regional body that brings together unions from different sectors to fight for descent wages, safe working conditions, strong communities and upward mobility for our communities.”
Upon learning of the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correa remarked:
“It’s really gratifying to have the support of Orange County’s working men and women. Throughout my career, in local and state office and in this campaign for Congress, I’ve advocated for working families, pushing for more high paying jobs, and a thriving middle class economy. I’m honored to have the endorsement of the Orange County Labor Federation.” Today’s endorsement follows yesterday’s news that House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer endorsed Correa for Congress.
In the June 7th Primary Election, former Senator Correa was the top vote getter, capturing over 40,880 votes and 43.7% of the total votes cast. Combined, Correa’s votes equal almost three times as much as the second place finisher.
Today’s announcement follows recent endorsements from Rancho Santiago Community College Board of Trustees Nelida Mendoza Yanez and Lawrence R. “Larry” Labrado, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, former Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party Frank Barbaro, 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.
Beyond today’s announcement, Correa has racked up widespread support from organizations and leaders, including: Organizations · 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.
For more information, please visit www.LouCorrea.com.