LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Continuing his unrelenting momentum, today technology entrepreneur and Democratic businessman Harley Rouda was endorsed by a powerhouse trio of Orange County Democratic Congressional Members, including Democratic House Vice Chair Linda Sanchez, along with U.S. Representatives Lou Correa and Alan Lowenthal. The endorsements follow recent news that former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez also previously backed Rouda’s bid for the 48th Congressional District.
The trio each released statements following the game-changing endorsements:
“Harley Rouda represents the best choice to move California’s 48th Congressional District forward. I am endorsing Harley for Congress because I know he will work to protect and expand healthcare access, fight for increased funding for Planned Parenthood, and be an effective leader for the women and men of Orange County.”
— House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
“Harley Rouda is the real deal. He’s got a dynamic background as a technology and business entrepreneur and has proven himself as a leader who is dedicated to standing up and fighting for the working families of Orange County. I know he’ll work hard to strengthen and grow our middle class economy by investing more in job-training, infrastructure improvements and clean energy technology to protect our air and water, while creating local jobs at the same time. I’m pleased to endorse Harley Rouda for Congress.”
— Congressman Lou Correa
“Harley Rouda has the experience, skills and vision that we need to move Orange County forward. That’s why I’m proud to endorse his campaign for California’s 48th Congressional District. I am fully confident that Harley will be an effective and solutions-driven leader who will put Orange County’s working families first, from making higher education more accessible to promoting apprenticeships, and fighting to ensure that everyone has the healthcare coverage they need. I’m with Harley 100%.”
— Congressman Alan Lowenthal
Earlier this week, technology and business entrepreneur Harley Rouda’s campaign rolled out a new digital video ad in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District seat.
Beyond today’s announcement, Rouda has won both straw polls conducted by Indivisible Orange County 48. He’s also earned the endorsement of several organizations that represent working families, including the California Nurses Association (CNA), the National Nurses United, the United Steelworkers Los Angeles/Orange County Legislative Education Committee, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA) Local 582 and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12.
Key local leaders that have endorsed Rouda’s campaign include: Orange County’s past Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Orange County Democratic Party Chair Frank Barbaro (Ret.), Democratic Foundation Chair Dan Jacobson*, Congressman Pete McCloskey (Ret.), Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman, Costa Mesa Mayor (Ret.) and City Council Member Katrina Foley, Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang (Ret.), California State Senator Henry Stern, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Ret.), Ocean View School District Board of Trustees President Gina Clayton-Tarvin, along with a myriad of others.
For more information, please visit www.HarleyforCongress.com.