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Thursday, November 19, 2015


Douglas Herman
The Strategy Group

Orange County’s Largest Public Service Workers Union Backs Joe Dunn for Congress

Santa Ana, Calif. – The Orange County Employee Association (OCEA) has endorsed Joe Dunn for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Joe Dunn for Congress campaign.

OCEA is the largest union representing Orange County’s public service workers and is one of the most active political organizations in the region. OCEA members are the public health workers, social workers, mental health care providers, court workers, support staff, and more who are key to keeping Orange County neighborhoods safe.

“As Congress increasingly fails to deliver for Orange County’s middle class, we need someone with experience who puts workers first and won’t back down,” said OCEA General Manager Jennifer Muir. “Joe Dunn is that leader, and we need him in Congress fighting for us. Joe has continually been a champion for our communities and has the strongest record of breaking through partisan roadblocks to help working families succeed.”

Joe’s dogged pursuit of justice for our communities across a spectrum of fiscal, legal, educational, and health care reforms makes him the best candidate to break through Washington’s bureaucracy and fight to expand the middle class in Orange County.

Joe Dunn has more than thirty years of experience holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. Joe empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices. He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump. He also stood up to gun manufacturers.

Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.

During the latest fundraising quarter, Joe took the lead among all candidates for the most contributions received and now has more than $250,000 cash on hand. He is also the only candidate with a voting record that has consistently ranked higher than all other CD 46 candidates with California’s most recognized environmental, women’s choice, equality, consumer protection, and labor groups.

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