Former Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Endorses Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress

Sanchez says Applegate will Best Represent Working Families, Veterans, Seniors

October 17, 2017 – Today, former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District against Darrel Issa, saying Doug is the candidate with the courage to bring much-needed change to Washington DC. 

“Congressional Representatives face many tough decisions on the economy, national security, and healthcare, and I trust Doug Applegate will fight to protect seniors, veterans, and working families,” said Loretta Sanchez. “I’m proud to endorse his candidacy and encourage others to join me in supporting Doug Applegate for Congress.” 

In 1996, Loretta Sanchez beat conservative congressman Bob Dornan and went on to serve 20 years in the United States Congress representing Santa Ana, Orange, and Anaheim. She was a high-ranking member of the Armed Services Committee and Homeland Security Committee. 

“It’s an honor to have Loretta’s endorsement and vote of confidence for my candidacy,” said Colonel Applegate. "In Congress, I will work tirelessly for policies that create good paying jobs, increase educational opportunities, protect our coastlines and environment, and fight for Medicare-for-All.” 

Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa. Colonel Applegate has received the endorsement of VoteVets, National Nurses United (NNU), California State Association of Letter Carriers, California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU), IBEW Local 441, IBEW Local 47, Roofers and Waterproofers Local 220, Local 582 of the Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders & Apprentices Union, and Plasterers Union Local 200. Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary, promising to overcome the narrowest (1,621) vote gap of the 2016 election cycle. 

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Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense. 

 

Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders & Apprentices Union Local 582 Endorses Col Applegate for Congress

Colonel Applegate will be taking a strong stance against the Republicans' "Right-to-Work" law which is an attack on unions all over the country,” said Anthony Novello, Business Manager, Local 582.

October 12, 2017 – Mr. Anthony Novello, Business Manager, representing Local 582 of the Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders & Apprentices Union, today endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying “Colonel Applegate will be taking a strong stance against the Republicans' "Right-to-Work" law which is an attack on unions all over the country. Doug will stand up for American workers and families by fighting for increased wages, fighting for better benefits, and fighting for stronger unions."

“The members of Local 582 are dedicated to their professions, are among the best trained at their jobs, and I intend to be the most effective at mine. I am honored to accept their endorsement,” said Colonel Applegate. “My plan is to focus on actions that promote employment growth in California, through public investment in basic industrial, manufacturing, and transportation infrastructure, and in promoting equitable minimum wages and benefits for all workers.  This is a goal shared with American unions, who have served, through collective bargaining agreements, as the spearhead of improved worker wages, benefits, and safety since the Civil War.”

The members of the Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders & Apprentices Union, Local 582 have been in the forefront of training and apprenticeship programs in the plumbing trades, and their members are recognized throughout Southern California for the quality and reliability of their work.  Local 582 members have delivered superior workmanship on many of the highest profile projects undertaken in our region.

Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa.  Colonel Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary, promising to overcome the narrowest (1,621) vote gap of 2016 election cycle and defeat him in November. A full list of endorsements for Applegate for Congress can be found here. 

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Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.

Where I stand

I stand with the victims of gun violence and will fight to honor the lives lost.

I support banning assault weapons.
I support banning gun sales to those on the no-fly list.
I support banning bump-fire stocks.
I support lifting CDC ban on research into gun violence.
I support mandatory universal background checks, including for guns sold on the internet, and transactions between private individuals. 

In addition, I support and propose yearly training and qualification for civilians
No Marine carries a weapon unless they are trained and qualified, repeatedly. We need to learn from the Corps. Train and qualify civilian gun owners once a year, through mandatory weapons safety courses and tactical range qualifications from certified organizations. The purchase and sale of ammunition and reload materials must require proof of that annual classroom training and range qualification. As a member of the Marine Corps “rod & gun club", I continue to own a firearm.

I oppose rolling back restrictions and fees on silencers. 
I oppose civilians having silencers. 
I oppose concealed carry reciprocity (HR38). 
I oppose the rollback of an Obama Administration directive allowing designated mental health providers to report names of mentally ill patients to the federal background check system.

Semper Fi, 
Col Doug Applegate

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IBEW Local 47 Endorses Col Applegate for Congress

Col Doug Applegate will uphold that sacred obligation in the halls of Congress upon his arrival, to the very best of his considerable ability,” said IBEW Local 47 Business Manager Pat Lavin. 

September 25, 2017 – Today, Pat Lavin representing Local 47 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying “USMC Marines are Brothers always and forever!  Every one of our Corps, till the day we die and beyond, has a duty to all the citizens of the USA, to protect and defend the principles of democracy that our great republic is built upon! I'm confident that my friend, Col Doug Applegate will uphold that sacred obligation in the halls of Congress upon his arrival, to the very best of his considerable ability!! Semper Fi.”  

“I’m honored by the endorsement of IBEW Local 47,” said Colonel Applegate. “As your future congressman I pledge to ‘leave no one behind.’ This is a promise I made when I served in the Marines, and it is a promise I make to every single person in the 49th. If we are to fight for opportunity for all, we must first strengthen and protect the middle class, and that starts with the opportunites provided through apprenticeships and good union jobs. Let’s get to work.” 

Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa.  Colonel Applegate has received the endorsement of the IBEW Local 441, Roofers and Waterproofers Local 220, Plasterers Union Local 200, National Nurses Union (NNU) California State Association of Letter Carriers, California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and VoteVets.  Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary, promising to overcome the narrowest (1,621) vote gap of 2016 election cycle.

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Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.

IBEW LOCAL 441 ENDORSES COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS

Whether it’s for veterans, working families, or the environment, Colonel Applegate will stand with us,” said Doug Mangione, IBEW Local 441 Political Director.

September 5, 2017 – Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 (IBEW Local 441) endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the candidate that will fight for veterans, working families and the environment. 

“As a resident of the 49th Congressional District, former Marine, and Vietnam Veteran, I support Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress. A Marine Colonel is taught his first responsibility is to his men and the mission,” said Doug Mangione, IBEW Local 441 Political Director. “I know Colonel Doug Applegate will bring the same pride and sense of responsibility to take care of the needs of our country, state, and district.  Whether it’s for veterans, working families, or the environment, Colonel Applegate will stand with us.”

“Thank you to my labor family at IBEW Local 441 for their endorsement today,” said Colonel Applegate. “To each and every constituent in the 49th I pledge to ‘Leave No One Behind’ and that means fighting for local hire, fair wages, equal education opportunties, and Medicare-for-all.”

“On behalf of the 2,300+ skilled men and women of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 441, I am proud to officially endorse Doug Applegate for Congress in California's 49th Congressional District,” said Richard Samaniego, IBEW Local 441 Business Manager. “IBEW Local 441 feels confident that Doug will fight to ensure fair wages and benefits for working Californians.”

Colonel Applegate’s growing list of endorsments includes IBEW Local 441, Roofers and Waterproofers Local 220, Plasterers Union Local 200, National Nurses Union (NNU) California State Association of Letter Carriers, California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and VoteVets.   Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary, promising to overcome the narrowest (1,621) vote gap of 2016 election cycle.

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