Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Joins Long List of National Leaders, State Legislators, and Local Officials Supporting Lou Correa for Congress

Santa Ana, CA— On the heels of receiving key endorsements from Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown and Orange County Civil Rights Leader Sylvia Mendez, today, former State Senator Lou Correa secured backing from Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard in his campaign to represent CD-46 in Congress. 

In announcing her endorsement, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard stated:

“I could not imagine a better candidate for CA-44. Lou fights for Orange County with a dedication and passion that is unrivaled, and I have complete faith that he will continue to do so in Congress. I am looking forward to working with him to secure good-paying jobs and quality educational opportunities for our families, safe neighborhoods, and comprehensive immigration reform.”

Upon hearing news, former State Senator Lou Correa remarked: 

“I am honored to have the support of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. For over two decades, she has fought tirelessly for her community and advocated for just policies that lift up hardworking men and women in Congress. As the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress, she addressed the diverse needs of the Latino/a community by advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, expanding access to healthcare, securing good paying jobs and benefits for workers, and improving neighborhood safety for our families. I consider her to be an inspiration. I look forward to working alongside Congresswoman Roybal-Allard in Washington to develop policies that will address the needs of ALL communities.”

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 Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown

·  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 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.