California Labor Fed Backs Correa for Congress in CD-46

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

 

SANTA ANA, CA — Continuing to be the voice of working families and champion of workers rights, today former Senator Lou Correa adds the California Labor Federation to his growing endorsement list.  The California Labor Federation represents the voices of over 2.1 million hardworking men and women. The Labor Federation endorsement follows support from United Farm Workers of America and Orange County Labor Federation.

Responding to news of the endorsement, former Senator Lou Correa stated:

“I am honored to have the support of the California Labor Federation. Throughout my career, I have fought for working men and women. Growing up the son of working parents, I understand the difficulties facing many workers today. In Congress, I will work to create livable wage jobs, improve our economy, and expand opportunities for all working families. I look forward to working alongside the California Labor Federation to move California and our nation in the right direction.”

Former Senator Correa won sweeping support in the June 7th Primary Election, capturing over 40,880 votes and 43.7% of total votes cast. With a triumphant finish, Correa pulled ahead with three times as many votes as the second place finisher.

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

Organizations

  •  The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)
  •  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

Orange County Deputy Sheriffs 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 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.