Senator Ricardo Lara Picks Lou Correa For Congress

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For Immediate Release
October 20, 2015

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

Renowned California State Senator, Past Chair of CA Latino Legislative Caucus, Backs Correa for CA-46

SANTA ANA, CA— Maintaining his edge in the race for California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa secured support from California State Senator Ricardo Lara.

Senator Lara represents California’s 33rd District and is considered one of the most influential members of the State Senate, chairing the powerful Appropriations Committee. Previously as Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the legislature passed AB60 to allow undocumented Californians to obtain driver’s licenses. He also authored this year’s SD4, the state’s forward-thinking law to provide healthcare to all of California’s undocumented children. Beyond previously Chairing the Latino Caucus, Senator Lara is also a member of the legislature’s prominent California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

In announcing his support of his former colleague Lou Correa for Congress, State Senator Ricardo Lara released the following statement:

“While Washington has continued to be mired in political logjams and stalemates, California has led the nation on smart and progressive laws to improve immigrants’ rights, invest in clean energy, enhance public safety, protect workers’ rights, and create more good paying middle class jobs. Former Senator Lou Correa has played a key role on these important policies and many more. That’s precisely why we need him in Congress, working to bring solutions that we developed right here in California to address our nation’s big challenges. I know he’ll make our state proud as the 46th District’s next Representative.”

Just yesterday former Senator Correa scored a forceful endorsement from 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
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
Congressman Tony Cardenas
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
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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Paid for by Lou Correa for Congress 2016.