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For Immediate Release: January 11, 2015

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


Another Key Local Law Enforcement Organization Backs Correa for Congress

SANTA ANA, CA— Following news that the Santa Ana School Police Officers’ Association was backing his campaign last week, today former State Senator Lou Correa earned another sought after public safety endorsement, this coming from the Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association.

Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, former Senator Correa released the following statement:

“It means so much to me to have the support of my hometown police officers. These men and women are our local heroes who every day risk their lives to keep our local communities safe. As a longtime partner with law enforcement through my work in local and state government, today’s endorsement not only validates my strong public safety credentials, but it speaks volumes about my continued commitment to keep our neighborhoods safe. I really appreciate the Santa Ana Police Officers’ Associations endorsement.”

Lou Correa Portrait

Today’s endorsement announcement comes on the heels of a new 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.


• California Police Chiefs’ Association
• 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

Elected Leaders

• House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra
• 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.
• 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 Assemblyman Henry Perea
• 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
• Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj

Community Leaders

• 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.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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