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For Immediate Release
October 26, 2015
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Doctor & Prominent California Congressman Becomes 9th House Members to Endorse Former State Senator Lou Correa for CA-46 Bid
SANTA ANA, CA— Kicking off the week with a fresh dose of momentum, today former State Senator Lou Correa scored a big endorsement from U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD. in his campaign to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat.
The son of farmworkers, before serving in Congress, Ruiz worked as an Emergency Room Doctor at Eisenhower Medical Center and also started the Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative. Currently, Ruiz represents California’s 36th Congressional District and serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
“Lou Correa has led a remarkable career in public office, both locally in Orange County, and in the State Legislature. He’s exceedingly qualified to serve in Congress, and I know he’ll be an effective champion and advocate on behalf of Southern California families. I’m proud to support him.”– Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD. (CA-26)
Just last week, former Senator Correa earned crucial endorsements from Congresswoman Norma Torres, California State Senator Ricardo Lara and Congressman Tony Cardenas, who serves as PAC Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ fundraising arm, BOLD PAC.
Illustrating his wide-ranging and dynamic list of endorsements, former Senator Correa has raked-in support from the following leaders and organizations:
California Small Business Association
Building Our Leadership Diversity (BOLD) PAC
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
Congresswoman & former State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
Congressman Juan Vargas
Congressman Alan Lowenthal
Congressman Pete Aguilar
Congressman Ted Lieu
Congressman Tony Cardenas
Congresswoman Norma Torres
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 Latino Legislative Caucus Chair and State Assemblyman Luis Alejo
California State Senator and former Air Force General Richard Roth
California State Senator & LGBT trailblazer Mark Leno
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.
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
South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*
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.
Paid for by Lou Correa for Congress 2016.
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