Local Labor Group Names Correa the “Clear Choice” in CA-46

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MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release
August 8th, 2016

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

LOCAL LABOR GROUP NAMES CORREA THE “CLEAR CHOICE” IN CA-46

United Association Local Union 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration Throws Full Support behind Lou Correa in his Race for Congressional District 46

SANTA ANA, CA — Following several key labor endorsements from the California Labor Federation, the California State Association of Letter Carriers (CSALC), and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), today, the United Association Local Union 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration officially endorsed Lou Correa in his bid for the 46th Congressional District.

In announcing their support for former State Senator Correa, PAC Chairman for the United Association Local Union 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration, Rudy Rodriguez, released the following statement:

“Simply put, Lou Correa is the clear choice to represent working families in Congress. His unparalleled dedication to improving wages and benefits, expanding economic opportunities for working men and women, and creating a safe environment for our children makes him the best man to fight for our community in Washington.”

Responding to news of the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correastated:

“I am honored to have earned the support of the UA Local 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration. Working men and women are the backbone of our economy, and I look forward to partnering with my fellow legislators to improve the lives and address the diverse needs of this community. In Congress, I will fight to expand educational and economic opportunities, create more good paying jobs, and establish a pathway to the middle class for working families.”

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:

Organizations:

·  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 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.*
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.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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

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