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
For Immediate Release: May 19, 2015
CONTACT: Bryan Shroyer, (714) 296-9835
Assemblywoman Young Kim Named Emerging Leader for 2015
FULLERTON – Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) announced that she was named to GOPAC’s 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders. Kim joins a class of 22 other honorees from across the country.
“I’m honored to be named one of GOPAC’s Emerging Leaders of 2015,” said Kim. “I look forward taking this opportunity to learn from diverse leaders across the country how to best serve the constituents of the 65th District.” Continue reading
For Immediate Release: May 4, 2015
CONTACT: Bryan Shroyer, (714) 296-9835
Assemblywoman Kim Issues Statement Opposing Bill That Would Increase City Vulnerability to Litigation Over Council Election Process
SACRAMENTO – Today I voted against AB 277 in the State Assembly. The legislation seeks to increase the number of cities that can be sued over their city council elections; lawsuits like Paik v. City of Fullerton. I support the transition to district elections as a way to increase representation of minority communities, but lawsuits like this can have the unwanted effect of undermining race relations.
This lawsuit filed by the ACLU is not reflective of the attitudes of the city’s Korean community at large. I am a proud resident of the city of Fullerton, all four of my children attended public schools in Fullerton, and as a first-time Korean American candidate running against an incumbent, I received over 56% of the vote in Fullerton. 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
Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen is hosting a Fundraising Reception for Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 pm, in Newport Coast.
Olsen and Kim will update the attendees on what is going on in Sacramento, where the Republicans mounted a comeback last year, winning locally in the 65th Assembly District, which Kim represents, and also defeating the Democrats in the 34th State Senate District, which is now represented by State Senator Janet Nguyen. Continue reading
Young Kim, Assemblywoman, 65th District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9th, 2015
CONTACT: Bryan Shroyer, (916) 319-2065
Assemblywoman Young Kim Honors Fullerton Chamber CEO Theresa Harvey as the 65th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) honored Fullerton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Theresa Harvey as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 65th Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony held today at the State Capitol.
“Theresa is an ideal choice for Woman of the Year,” said Assemblywoman Kim. “She exemplifies leadership, public service, and community commitment. What she has accomplished for the City of Fullerton and for our local business community in such a short time is truly commendable. As Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, I am proud to have such a strong business leader and advisor in the 65th district.” 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)
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