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For Immediate Release: January 19, 2015

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


Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins Endorses Lou Correa for CA-46

SANTA ANA, CA— Catapulting his campaign forward with renewed momentum, today former State Senator Lou Correa garnered a milestone endorsement from Orange County’s widely respected top law enforcement officer, and Orange County’s first woman Sheriff — Sandra Hutchens— as he campaigns to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat.

In announcing her support of Correa’s bid for Congress, Sheriff Hutchens released the following statement:

“Former Senator Lou Correa is the best choice for Congress. He’s battle-tested, determined and has proven his commitment to keeping our communities safe time and again. Lou has fought hard for Orange County, bringing back critical resources for public safety and critically needed social programs that serve the mental health community and others in need. I know he’ll make an effective representative for Orange County in Congress. I’m proud to endorse Lou Correa for Congress.”

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.

Beyond today’s announcement, Correa has racked up widespread support from organizations and leaders, including:


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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