Anaheim, CA—Congressmember Lou Correa, who has also served Anaheim neighborhoods in the California State Assembly, State Senate, and as an Orange County Supervisor, announced he is endorsing Ashleigh Aitken for Anaheim Mayor.
“Ashleigh is tough, but fair and will work hard in our neighborhoods to find solutions that help grow our middle class and local businesses,” said Congressmember Lou Correa.
Correa joins former Congressmember Loretta Sanchez, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, Anaheim Municipal Employees Association, Anaheim Union High School District Trustee Al Jabbar, Veteran and Labor Activist Nick Berardino, Anaheim Planning Commissioner Bill Dalati, Chef Bruno Serato, and Democratic Foundation of Orange County Chair Dan Jacobson in endorsing Ashleigh for mayor.
Ashleigh is a former federal prosecutor who also previously served our neighborhoods as Chair of the Anaheim Community Services Board. As a two-term commissioner, she helped secure funding for local non-profit organizations to lift people out of poverty, prevent elder abuse, offer job training and placement, and provide additional education and arts resources to our at-risk youth.
She is also the former Chair and a current member of the Orange County Fair Board, where she is helping to lead improvements on the grounds, add recreational opportunities, offer free programming to over 100,000 schoolchildren at the Centennial Farm, and mitigate traffic on event days. The Heroes Hall museum and education center in honor of our military veterans and the Table of Dignity, the state’s largest memorial to farm workers, were also created with the help of Ashleigh’s leadership on the Fair Board.
Ashleigh and her husband, Michael, live in Anaheim with their three daughters and an ark of animals. Ashleigh and Michael work at the family-run law firm Aitken Aitken Cohn. She continues to support and volunteer with the local Assistance League of Anaheim, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Special Olympics, Chance Theater, Anaheim Ballet, Muzeo, and South Coast Repertory.