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Jose Luis Correa  -  (D) California
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2335 North Park Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92765-7061
Long active in community affairs, Lou Correa's passions include providing healthcare for children and mental healthcare services, and autism services for our communities, as well as ensuring the affordability of higher education for all California students.
Lou is a product of the Anaheim public school system, where he attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Fremont Junior High and Anaheim High School. He holds degrees in Economics from California State University, Fullerton, and a Juris Doctor (JD) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Lou serves on the Board of the Orange County Family Justice Center, the Orange County Board of the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.), and is a Commissioner of the California High Speed Rail Authority.
Lou has served on the Board of the Orange County Community Development Council, the county's anti-poverty council, the California Small Business Board, and the Orange County Boy Scouts. Prior to serving in the California State Legislature, he was an investment banker and a real estate broker. Correa is licensed with the California Real Estate Board and the California State Bar.
Lou previously served on the California State Assembly for three terms. Lou then served two years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, representing the 1st District. Following that, Lou was elected to the California State Senate, representing the 34th District, in 2006 and again in 2010 serving the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.
During his tenure in the California State Senate Lou served Orange County by supporting public safety, health, fitness and safety for children, mental healthcare services, as well as ensuring the affordability of higher education, and taxpayer equity for all of our county residents. Correa instituted programs such as Operation Kid Prints, that reached out to local schools to provide free finger printing and child safety packet information in case of an emergency. To date, the program has fingerprinted over 50,000 Orange County children. His Young Senators Program, adopted by the California Senate Statewide, brought together teenagers, from all walks of life, to learn more about the California State Legislative process, the importance of community service, and leadership.
Lou Correa lives in Santa Ana with his wife of 25 years, Esther Correa, and their four children. Correa was named "Father of the Year" by the American Diabetes Association of Orange County, and he is a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.