SOURCE: Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council

January 11, 2010 11:56 ET

Orange County Business Council Endorses State Senator Lou Correa for Re-election

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed State Senator Lou Correa, representing the 34th state Senatorial District, for re-election. Correa is a solid advocate of the Business Council's key initiatives to enhance infrastructure investment, increase supply of workforce housing and promote solid education programs to ensure a skilled 21st century workforce.

"We are pleased to endorse Senator Lou Correa for re-election because of his strong record of support for OCBC's business agenda," said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council.

Senator Correa understands the connection between a strong business environment, sustainable infrastructure and jobs creation. He has been supportive of expansion of the 91, a vital link in goods and people movement between the Inland Empire and Orange County, as well as expansion of the 57, and he has been the long-time advocate of the completion of the Santa Ana River project. OCBC applauds the leadership Senator Correa has shown in supporting the comprehensive water package, a critical issue that directly impacts California's future growth and sustainability, both economically and environmentally.

Throughout his years of service in the Assembly and in the Senate, Correa has championed a number of legislative proposals, balancing the needs of the business community, environment and social equity, working to ensure a high quality of life for both Orange County and the state. Senator Correa introduced legislation that proposed a simple and sensible reform to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that doesn't diminish its authority, but helps to facilitate the process and he also supported additional housing legislation that helps with home affordability by reducing regulatory red tape that drives up costs. He has co-sponsored Enterprise Zone legislation, rightly seeing that the path to California's economic recovery starts with giving business effective tools to create jobs and begin to grow again.

State Senator Lou Correa was elected to the 34th Senate District in 2006, representing Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster. In 2004, Correa was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, representing central Orange County. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served as a State Assembly Member from 1998 to 2004 representing the 69th District.

The Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's fifth largest county. For more information on OCBC, visit

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