March 31, 2016
For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016

Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Shallman Communications

Orange County Business Council says “Correa is the ideal candidate to represent the region in Congress” in backing his CA-46 bid

SANTA ANA, CA— Keeping up his torrid pace of locking down important endorsements, today former State Senator Lou Correa landed the sought-after support of the Orange County Business Council in his campaign for California’s 46th Congressional District seat.
In announcing their support, the Orange County Business Council wrote:
“Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed retired state Senator Lou Correa for U.S. Congress, 46th District. Correa is the ideal candidate to represent the region in Congress. He holds deep ties to the Orange County community and solid track record aligned with OCBC's initiatives to enhance regional economic prosperity through workforce development and infrastructure investment, and an increased supply of workforce housing.
"Lou is an invaluable asset to the region," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC. "Throughout his career he's championed policies to enhance economic development and improve the lives of all who call Orange County home."
“Correa is a seasoned leader with a history for achieving results as a State Senator, State Assemblyman and County Supervisor. Understanding that a strong business environment and a well-educated workforce are crucial to the region's competitiveness in a 21st-century global economy, he's promoted increased investment in local neighborhood schools and STEM-related programs to close the skills gap between employers' needs and the preparedness of students. Correa is also a leading advocate on behalf of Orange County's mobility, working to ensure we receive fair share transportation and infrastructure funding – critical to the region's ability to accommodate a growing workforce. He was a staunch supporter of the SR-91 improvements and SR-57 expansion, both critical corridors for goods and people movement. OCBC applauds Correa's leadership and support his candidacy for the United States Congress.”
Today's news comes after a poll showing Correa with an enormous lead, nearly 30-points ahead of his closest competitor.
The poll, conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, is relatively fresh out of the field, and was conducted from December 13th through December 16th. The initial results show Correa with a decisive lead over all other candidates:
37% Lou Correa
5%   Joe Dunn                                                                   
4%* Jordan Brandman
8%   Bao Nguyen
12% Adam Nick
1%    Other
33% Undecided
After messaging, Correa's support grows to 43%, while the other candidates' totals remain nearly unchanged. The memo showed Correa with a net favorability rating more than double that of any other candidate in the race.
To read the polling memo, click here.
Beyond today's announcement, Correa has racked up widespread support from organizations and leaders, including:
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
Garden Grove Firefighters Association
Californians for Humane Immigrant Rights Leadership Action Fund (CHIRLA Action Fund)
Elected Leaders
House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez
Congresswoman & former State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congressman Juan Vargas
Congressman Alan Lowenthal
CongressmanPete Aguilar
Congressman Ted Lieu
Congressman Tony Cardenas
Congresswoman Norma Torres
Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD.
Congressman Ruben Gallego
Congressman Luis Gutierrez
Congressman Ruben Hinojosa
CongressmanFilemon 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 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
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.*
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.

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