For Immediate Release: November 4, 2015
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348, Shallman Communications
CORREA ENDORSED BY HOUSE DEM CAUCUS CHAIR XAVIER BECERRA
One of the Highest Ranking Democrats in Congress Sides With Lou Correa in CA-46
SANTA ANA, CA— Marking one of his biggest and most influential endorsements yet in the race for California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa picked up the sought-after support of Congressman and House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra.
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, Congressman Xavier Becerra serves as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means and is Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. The first Latino to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Becerra is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). Prior to serving in Congress, he served in the California State Legislature.
In announcing his support of Correa’s Congressional run, Congressman and House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra released the following statement:
“We need more leaders in Washington who put people and problem solving first. That’s what Lou Correa has done throughout his career, both as a local and state elected official. He’s built up an extensive resume of accomplishments, creating positive change and improving the lives of those he represents. I know he’ll make an excellent Representative for California’s 46th District. I’m pleased to endorse Lou Correa for Congress.”
Today’s announcement follows news earlier this week that a quartet of Democratic U.S. House of Representatives from across the nation signed on to Correa’s campaign, including:
- Congressman Ruben Gallego
- Congressman Luis Gutierrez
- Congressman Ruben Hinojosa
- Congressman Filemon Vela
Correa has recently been on a roll when it comes to earning key support, last week winning endorsements from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, Orange County-based LGBT activist Gregory Willenborg*, California Senate Labor Committee Chair Tony Mendoza, former San Diego Central Labor Council leader and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, and Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD.
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
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
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.
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
California State Senator & Labor Committee Chair Tony Mendoza
California State Assemblywoman & former San Diego Central Labor Council Leader Lorena Gonzalez
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.