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For Immediate Release
September 10, 2015

Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Shallman Communications

Endorsement Demonstrates Early Strength of Correa’s CA-46 Bid

SANTA ANA, CA— Demonstrating his potent force in the race for California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa collected a major statewide endorsement from California’s State Treasurer John Chiang.

Before serving as California State Treasurer, Chiang served as California’s State Controller. Prior to being Controller, Chiang served as a member of California’s Board of Equalization.

In announcing his support of former Senator Lou Correa, California’s State Treasurer John Chiang remarked:

“Former State Senator Lou Correa understands the importance of making sure that government is both efficient and effective, and that precious taxpayer dollars should be protected and used wisely. And, as someone with deep ties to the 46th Congressional District, having served in both local and state government for the region, he has proven himself as a dedicated leader on behalf of Orange County. I believe he has the experience and the skills to be a successful representative in Congress. I’m pleased to endorse Lou Correa.”

Responding to news of the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correa released the following statement:

“State Treasurer John Chiang’s endorsement means a real lot to me. It also serves as evidence of my resolve to safeguard hard working Californians’ taxpayer dollars and to make sure these resources are used to protect our communities and to improve our quality of life. I look forward to working with Treasurer Chiang on my campaign in the months ahead.”

In addition to today’s announcement, former Senator Correa has raked-in endorsements from California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, as well as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ fundraising arm BOLD PAC.

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.

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