Operating Engineers Local 12 Endorses Lou Correa for Congress

Santa Ana, CA— Adding to the ever-growing list of labor organizations supporting Lou Correa including the California Labor Federation, the California School Employees Association (CSEA), and the California State Association of Letter Carriers (CSALC), this week, the Operating Engineers Local 12 announced their endorsement of former State Senator Lou Correa for CA-46. The Operating Engineers Local 12 represents over 20,000 equipment operators, mechanics, concrete pumpers, soil testers, inspectors, and surveyors. 

Upon hearing news of the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correa responded: 

“I am incredibly honored to have the support of the Operating Engineers Local 12. Working men and women are the backbone of the economy, and it is imperative we recognize them for their hard work and dedication. In Congress, I will fight to ensure these folks receive fair wages, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, and the resources they need to succeed. I look forward to working with the Operating Engineers Local 12 to craft policies that will create a pathway to the middle class for working families.”

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) 

·  California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP)

·  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

·  Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute

·  LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council  

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 Lucille Roybal-Allard

·  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 Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown

·  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.

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