Lou Correa is the Top Choice for OC Small Businesses

Santa Ana, CA— Following months of continuous endorsements, the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute (HBRI) announced their support for former State Senator Lou Correa. HBRI was founded in 2013 and is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization seeking to advance the principles and values of economic independence and stability for all Americans. HBRI conducts nationally and regionally based programs and studies that result in measurable social, economic and educational opportunities.

In a letter to the campaign announcing the endorsement, the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute President Hector Barreto wrote:

“Lou Correa has earned the support of HBRI because he shares our vision – for the Hispanic community to consistently experience the best this nation has to offer, not just today but well into the future through economic and educational opportunities as well as quality, affordable healthcare.”
“We appreciate Lou Correa’s respect for the unique opportunities that are available to all Americans through small-business ownership.”
“We look forward to working with all leaders, who share the HBRI’s goals and values, and hope that Lou Correa will be among those serving in 2017 and beyond.”

Upon hearing news of the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correa released the following statement:

“I am honored to have the support of the Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute. Supporting small business is supporting the middle class. I’ve spent my career working across the aisle to create an environment where small businesses and the communities they serve, thrive and grow together. Here in the 46th District, when we empower individuals to start their own businesses, it lifts up the entire community. I will continue to fight for good paying jobs, an environment conducive to small business growth and development, and a strong local economy. I look forward to having the HBRI by my side.”

In addition to today’s endorsement, Lou Correa has gained widespread support from a variety of labor, environmental, public safety, and business organizations, as well as elected officials and community leaders, including:




·  California Democratic Party (CDP)

·  California Labor Federation

·  United Association Local Union 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration

·  California School Employees Association (CSEA)

·  California State Association of Letter Carriers (CSALC) 

·  The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)

·  United Farm Workers of America (UFW)

·  California Police Chiefs' Association

·  Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

·  National Latino Peace Officers 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

·  Santa Ana School Police Officers' Association

·  Santa Ana Police Officers' Association

·  Anaheim Police Officer's Association Political Action Committee

·  Orange County Deputy District Attorneys

·  Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) 

·  Garden Grove Firefighters Association

·  Garden Grove Police Officers Association

·  Californians for Humane Immigrant Rights Leadership Action Fund (CHIRLA Action Fund)

·  Orange County Business Council

·  Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs

·  Communication Workers of America

·  Laborers Local 652

·  Orange County Young Democrats

Elected Leaders:

·  House Democratic Leader & Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

·  House Democratic Whip & Congressman Steny Hoyer

·  House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra

·  Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva

·  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez

·  Former State Assembly Speaker & Congresswoman Karen Bass

·  Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

·  Congresswoman Judy Chu

·  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 Senator Lois Wolk

·  California State Senator Jerry Hill

·  California State Assemblyman Tom Daly

·  California State Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes–Eggman

·  California State Assemblyman Henry Perea

·  California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (Ret.)

·  California Supreme Court Justice, Hon., Cruz Reynoso (Ret.)
·  California State Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown

·  California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia

·  California State Assemblyman Jose Medina

·  Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins

·  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.

·  Santa Ana City Councilwoman Angie Amezcua

·  Buena Park City Councilman Art Brown

·  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

·  Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj

·  Coast Community College Trustee Jim Moreno

·  Former Mayor of Huntington Beach Linda Moulton-Patterson

·  Coast Community College Trustee, former Congressman, and former Mayor of Santa Ana Jerry Patterson

·  Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton

·  California Democratic Party Regional Director Florice Orea Hoffman

·  California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus Southern California Chair & California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Denise Penn

Community Leaders:

·  South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*

·  Orange County-based LGBT activist Gregory Willenborg*

·  Pastor of the largest African American church in Orange County, the Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.*

·  Orange County Civil Rights Leader Sylvia Mendez

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.