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Lou Correa's Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 46, Democratic

Contact Information

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Post Office Box 1107
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-612-6893

Rancho Santiago Community College Building
2323 North Broadway, Suite 319
Santa Ana, CA 92706

1039 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Jose 'Lou' Luis Correa

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Esther; 5 Children

Birth Date:

01/24/1958

Birth Place:

Los Angeles, CA

Home City:

Santa Ana, CA

BA, Economics, California State University, Fullerton

JD, University of California, Los Angeles

MBA, University of California, Los Angeles

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 46, 2017-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 46, 2018

Senator, California State Senate, District 34, 2007-2014

Member, Orange County Board of Supervisors, 2004-2006

Assembly Member, California State Assembly, District 69, 1999-2004

Candidate, California State Assembly, District 69, 1996

Former Member, Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee, California State Senate

Former Member, Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Health Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Real Estate Broker

Former Attorney

Former Investment Banker

Educator, Rancho Santiago Community College District

Member, Board of the Garden Grove Boys and Girls Club, present

Commissioner, California High Speed Rail Authority, present

Member, Christ Cathedral Catholic Church, present

Board Member, Orange County Board of the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.), present

Board Member, Orange County Family Justice Center, present

Former Member, California Small Business Board

Founder, California Young Senators Program

Former Member, County Anti-Poverty Council

Former Member, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

Founder, Operation Kid Prints

Former Board Member, Orange County Boy Scouts

Former Board Member, Orange County Community Development Council

Awards:

Legislator of the Year, California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American Electronics Association (2), California Small Business Association, California Small Business Roundtable, California State Firefighters' Association, Crime Victims United of California (3), Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of California, American Legion Department of California, Vietnam Veterans of America, California State Council, Boys and Girls Club of America, OC Area Council, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (2), California Optometric Association, California Senior Legislature, California Sexual Assault Investigators Association, Golden State Mobile Home Owners League, Peace Officers Research Association of California, California School Boards Association
Senate Legislator of the Year, 2014, League of California Cities, Orange County
Legislative Partnership Award, 2013, Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Mickey Conroy Legislator of the Year, 2012, California State Commanders Veterans Council
Easter Seals Disability Services Senate Outstanding Advocate of the Year, 2011
Person of the Year, 2015, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
Poverty Fighting Award, 2015, Community Action Partnership of O.C.
Vision & Visionaries Award, 2015, California State University Fullerton
Rose Award, 2014, Orange County Taxpayers Association
The Order of California, 2014, California National Guard
Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard Association of the United States
Legislative Leadership Award, 2014, California Product Stewardship Council
Disability Rights California Award, 2014
Legislative Partnership Award, 2013, Rep. Ed Royce
California Building Bridges to Fill America's Promise Award, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Cultural Diversity Award, Saint Anselm's Cross-Cultural Community Center
Golden Hat Award, Vietnamese Professional Society
Hunger Fighter Award, California Hunger Coalition
Superintendent's Bravo! Award, Santa Ana Unified School District
Outstanding Legislator Award, 2011, California Rifle and Pistol Association
California Senior Legislature Henry J. Mello Award, 2009
Civil Justice Leader Award, Civil Justice Association of California
Health Care Champion Award, California Hospital Association

2015 Person of the Year, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
2015 Poverty Fighting Award, Community Action Partnership of O.C.
2015 Vision & Visionaries Award. (California State University Fullerton's highest alumni honor)
2014 "Rose Award" (Orange County Taxpayers Association)
The Order of California, 2014 (Highest civilian commendation awarded by the California National Guard)
Charles Dick Medal of Merit (National Guard Association of the United States)
Legislative Leadership Award 2014 (California Product Stewardship Council)
Disability Rights California Award (2014)
2013 Legislative Partnership Award (from Rep. Ed Royce)
California Building Bridges to Fill America's Promise Award (Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance)
Cultural Diversity Award (St. Anselm's Cross-Cultural Community Center)
Golden Hat Award (Vietnamese Professional Society)
Hunger Fighter Award (California Hunger Coalition)
Superintendent's Bravo! Award (Santa Ana Unified School District)
Outstanding Legislator Award (2011) California Rifle and Pistol Association
California Senior Legislature 2009 Henry J. Mello Award for dedication and continuous contributions to California Senior citizens.
Civil Justice Leader Award (Civil Justice Association of California)
Health Care Champion Award - California Hospital Association (CHA)
California Metals Association

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