Does Quirk-Silva know what district she is running for? The 65th Assembly District does not include even one block of Santa Ana. The 65th Assembly District includes parts of these cities: Continue reading
Former State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva held a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser tonight to raise money for her next campaign. That’s right she is going to try to win back her seat in the 65th Assembly District in two years – in 2016.
Quirk-Silva was soundly defeated by a former Ed Royce staffer, Young Kim, in the November, 2014 General Election. Kim got over 42,000 votes and Quirk-Silva barely cleared 35,000 votes.
The 2014 General Election was a tough one for the O.C. Democrats. They also lost in the 34th State Senate District, where Janet Nguyen trounced former State Assemblyman Jose Solorio. And the Democratics on the Irvine and Huntington Beach City Councils got the boot as well. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE, For Immediate Release: December 17, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Barba, (562) 631-5098, Jonny@SharonQuirkSilva.com
FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL HONORS SHARON QUIRK-SILVA
FULLERTON, CA – Former Assemblywoman, Mayor, and City Councilwoman Sharon Quirk-Silva was recognized for her 10 years of service as an elected official during a December 17 Fullerton City Council meeting.
Mayor Greg Sebourn presented a City Council proclamation in front of a capacity audience who showed their appreciation with a sustained standing ovation for Quirk-Silva.
Councilwoman Jan Flory, who requested the proclamation, noted that Quirk-Silva was being inaugurated to the State Assembly in Sacramento when the council reorganized in December of 2012. Continue reading
Orange County Democrats were ecstatic when former Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva knocked off Chris Norby in 2012, in the 65th Assembly District. They partied hard but the party is over now that former Ed Royce staffer Young Kim has trounced Quirk-Silva in the 2014 General Election.
This was not a casual loss for the Democrats. It may well end up costing them their super majority in the State Assembly – an uncertain matter as several Assembly seats are still in close contention.
Make no doubt about it – retaining the 65th Assembly District was the major goal of the Democratic Party of Orange County in the 2014 General Election. They failed – and there are several good reasons for that. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
SHARON QUIRK-SILVA FOR ASSEMBLY
MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Barba | (714) 485-3377 | Jonny@SharonQuirkSilva.com
Assembly Candidate Young Kim Fails to Attend Election Forum Hosted by College Students
Fullerton, CA – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva participated in a candidate forum at California State University, Fullerton CSUF on Monday, September 29. The question-and-answer forum was hosted by the CSUF Associated Students, Inc. in conjunction with the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, and the Office of Community and Government Relations. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s opponent, Young Kim, did not respond to the students’ invitation to attend.
“Candidates Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and Young Kim were invited via e-mail, phone, and mailed letter. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva accepted the invitation by written hand-delivered letter. Young Kim did not respond to multiple attempts by Cal State Fullerton students to contact her office via mail, phone calls and follow-up e-mails,” stated CSUF Associated Students, Inc. Lobby Corps in a written statement. Continue reading
The O.C. Register asked four experts to analyze the results of this year’s June Primary election, to sort out who did and didn’t vote. The experts included our friend Scott Lay, the publisher of aroundthecapital.com.
What they concluded was:
- Rich, educated people vote more.
- Independent voters are less likely to vote in primaries.
- Seniors vote more.
- Ethnicity can influence turnout. (ie. Latinos don’t vote but Asians do)
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is hosting a Grand Opening of her new campaign headquarters on ￼July 19, 2014, from 1 to 3 pm, at 1559 W. Commonwealth Ave., in Fullerton. This location is between Basque and Euclid. Parking is available in the rear.
The new, bigger, and better Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly office is now open for volunteers, interns, and supporters who wish to participate in campaign activities leading up to the November 4th general election. Click here if you would like to participate in this campaign. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2014
Contact: Sophie Tran (714)526-7272, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quirk-Silva Honors Marilyn Harris as the 65th District’s Veteran of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) recognized Marilyn Harris as the 2014 Veteran of the Year for 65th Assembly District.
“As Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, it is such an honor to be able to acknowledge those who gave so much to our Nation. I am truly humbled by Marilyn Harris’ selfless service not only overseas but also at home. She encompasses courage, compassion and the relentless spirit of a true American hero,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. Continue reading
For Immediate Release June 4, 2014
Contact: Dave Gilliard, Phone: (916) 626-6804
Fullerton, CA — Republican Assembly candidate Young Kim was the top vote-getter in the 65th Assembly District yesterday, beating Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva by nearly 10 percentage points (54.7 to 45.3). The 65th district will be a major battleground in November.
“I am very grateful to the voters of the 65th district, who gave us such a great victory last night,” said Kim. “I want to thank all of my staff and volunteers and especially my wonderful husband and family for working so hard to make this first step a huge success. Our work has just begun, now we are on to November.” Continue reading
Former Assemblyman Chris Norby and his wife Martha accused each other of being bipolar in a stunning article posted at the Voice of OC today. Each also accused the other of spousal abuse.
OC Supervisor Shawn Nelson, who is also a criminal defense attorney, bailed out his longtime friend Norby, and is mirroring Norby’s allegations, while Martha actually went to the local office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, who defeated Norby, to ask for help connecting to resources for women in her position.
Nelson is a damn good lawyer so the best help Quirk-Silva can offer to Martha is to refer her to a great divorce lawyer, as that is where this mess is headed. Continue reading