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For Immediate Release
October 14, 2015

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

LGBT Trailblazer & Longtime Advocate for Equality Endorses Former Colleague Correa in Campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District Seat

SANTA ANA, CA— Coming on the heels of winning endorsements from Congressman Ted Lieu and South County Labor Chairman Ray Cordova*, today former State Senator Lou Correa garnered fresh support from LGBT trailblazer and State Senator Mark Leno in his campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District.

Leno represents California’s 11th State Senate district, which includes San Francisco and part of San Mateo County. He was first elected to the State Senate in 2008 and is the first openly gay man to serve there. He was previously one of the first two openly gay men to serve in the Assembly. He also served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors between 1998 and 2002 after being appointed by Willie Brown.

In announcing his support of former Senator Lou Correa, State Senator Mark Leno released the following statement:

“The voters of the 46th Congressional District would be fortunate to have Lou Correa fighting for them in our Capitol. Lou’s rare intellect, work ethic, determination and compassion will serve his constituents well. We need Lou’s leadership in Washington.”

Senator Leno’s endorsement follows scores of other leaders and organizations who have sided with Correa’s Congressional bid, including:


California Small Business Association
Building Our Leadership Diversity (BOLD) PAC
Elected Leaders

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
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
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
Los Angeles City Councilman, past State Senator Gil Cedillo
Community Leaders

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.

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