Loretta Backs Lou for Congress in CD-46

Loretta Sanchez and Lou Correa at OCYD Clinton Awards

Loretta Sanchez and Lou Correa at OCYD Clinton Awards

SANTA ANA, CA — Following an outpouring of support from various labor groups and local leaders, today, former State Senator Lou Correa received the official endorsement of incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in his bid to represent California’s 46th Congressional District.

In announcing her endorsement of Lou Correa for Congress, incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez released the following statement:   “Lou has a great record of fighting for Orange County’s families. Whether it’s been his work in the State Legislature or on the County Board of Supervisors, he has the proven experience we need right now in Washington. I am proud to endorse Lou Correa for US Congress.”

In response,  former State Senator Lou Correa stated: “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for her seat in the U.S. Congress. Since we first began serving Orange County residents together many years ago, I have seen firsthand how she works across party lines to best represent her constituents. In Congress, I will pick up where she left off and continue to work hard everyday to serve all of my community members in Washington.”

In the June 7th Primary Election, former State 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.

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


  •  California Labor Federation
  •  California School Employees Association (CSEA) ·  California State Association of Letter Carriers (CSALC)
  •  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 Whip & Congressman Steny Hoyer ·  House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra
  •  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
  •  Congresswoman & former State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
  •  Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
  •  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.

  7 comments for “Loretta Backs Lou for Congress in CD-46

  1. BernieCrat
    August 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Someone ask Bao about the political contributions he got from executives at big banks. And crooked business owners. Bernie sure wouldn’t approve

    • August 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      I would not be surprised if Bao drops out to run for mayor again

  2. August 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    And here I thought Loretta didn’t appreciate coronations.

    You’re probably right, Bao should go back to Mayor at this point; I thought he should have from the beginning.

    • August 9, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Bao didn’t get a single vote from CD-46 members of the party on Saturday either; I fear he’s making a terrible mistake trying to portray Loretta and Loy as Republicans.

  3. David Vasquez
    August 9, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    The door to the Green Party is WIDE open for “Crazy” Greg, Vern, Henry/Paul, Mirvette, Jeff and those others who stand FIRMLY in their positions. Positions which should be respected.

  4. August 10, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    There’s a lively discussion about this post on Facebook now.

  5. August 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Lou is our only homegrown candidate. As the son of working class parents, Lou saw first hand what it took to escape poverty and have a shot at the middle class. He ran for office in 1998 to fight for the same working families he grew up with, and ensure their children have the opportunity to succeed that he had. Lou has a track record of getting the job done, and has developed a reputation with countless public officials as a dedicated civil servant interested in solving real problems, not playing partisan games. Join the countless public servants and community leaders who support Lou, and let’s make a better tomorrow.

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