Correa Locks Down 94% of The Vote at CA Democratic Party Endorsement Caucus

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MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release
August 9th, 2016

Contact: Nina Tognazzini, (949) 933-7553
Shallman Communications

CORREA LOCKS DOWN 94% OF THE VOTE AT CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSEMENT CAUCUS

Lifelong Democrat Lou Correa Receives Near Unanimous Support Among CDP Delegates in His Bid for CA-46

SANTA ANA, CA — After receiving a series of high-powered endorsements from elected officials and labor groups, including Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, UA Local 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration and the CA Labor Federation, this weekend, former State Senator Lou Correa won the support of 30 out of the available 32 delegates at the California Democratic Endorsement Caucus, or 94% of the vote. The remaining two delegates chose not to endorse.

Upon hearing the news, former State Senator Lou Correa released the following statement:

“It is an absolute honor to have the support of my fellow CDP delegates. Throughout my entire career, I have worked hard to uphold the democratic values we all hold dear. Time and time again, I’ve fought to increase access to quality education, generate more good-paying jobs, keep our neighborhoods safe, and create a brighter future for our children.  I look forward to working alongside other Democrats to achieve these goals and improve the lives of all Americans.”

In the June 7th Primary Election, former Senator Correa was the top vote getter, capturing 43.7% of the total votes cast. Correa’s vote total of 40,880 was nearly three times that of the second place finisher.

In addition to today’s endorsement, Lou Correa has garnered widespread support from community leaders, elected officials, and local organizations, including:

Organizations:
·  California Labor Federation
·  United Association Local Union 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration
·  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 Loretta Sanchez
·  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.*

For more information and a full list of endorsements, please visit www.loucorrea.com

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

For more information, please visit www.LouCorrea.com.

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