Orange County Register: New Democratic Congressman Lou Correa goes to Washington, D.C.
April 7, 2017
The Orange County Register writes,
Jose Luis Correa was the first in his family to graduate from high school, going on to earn MBA and law degrees from UCLA. He’s lived in the district nearly his entire life.
In the November race to replace outgoing Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Correa trounced then-Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, 70 percent to 30 percent.
“He’s a good guy who knows how to get along with people,” Baugh said, noting Correa’s sensitivity to the priorities of his constituents. “He votes his district and he’s not beholden to one side or the other.”
Besides his burgeoning relationships on both sides of the Congressional aisle, this approach manifests itself in his membership in two moderate Democratic Capitol Hill groups, the Blue Dog Coalition and the New Democratic Coalition. He’s also building a reputation of lending early support to GOP-sponsored bills he agrees with.
While he opposed the GOP proposal to replace Obamacare, he readily acknowledges what he views as the shortcomings of the current plan and has called on Republicans to help fix it.
“I’m not a partisan guy,” Correa said. “I really hate the Republican versus Democrat stuff. Nobody has a monopoly on wisdom.”