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December 11, 2015
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
2ND MAJOR LABOR GROUP ENDORSES LOU CORREA FOR CONGRESS
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 Picks Correa in CA-46
SANTA ANA, CA— Securing an important organizational endorsement in his campaign to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa locked up support from the International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E.) Local 501.
In a letter sent to the Correa for Congress campaign, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 Business Manager Edward J. Curly wrote:
“I.U.O.E. Local 501 is proud to officially state that we hereby endorse your [Lou Correa] candidacy for Congress. Your record of being a strong supporter of working people and organized labor, expanding organizing efforts, growing the middle class and your commitment as a bold advocate for protecting workers’ rights and families was a major factor in our decision to support your campaign… We look forward to helping you with your election.”
Showcasing his dynamic support from throughout the 46th Congressional District and across California, former Senator Correa has won endorsements from the following leaders and organizations:
- California Police Chiefs’ 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
- House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra
- 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
- 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 Assemblyman Henry Perea
- 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
- South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*
- Orange County-based LGBT activist Gregory Willenborg*
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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