California Teachers Association Endorses Quirk-Silva

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving an endorsement from the California Teachers Association.

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

Republican Registration Now Under 30% In Assembly District 65  

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FULLERTON, CA—The campaign of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced that voter registration numbers released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters show Republican voter registration has slipped under 30% for the first time ever.

“When Sharon first won in 2012, Republican registration was at 37%, compared to 35.8% for Democrats,” said Quirk-Silva co-consultant Matt Reilly. “Now, Republicans are at 29.95% and Democrats are at 40.8%. That’s a net swing of more than 12% for Democrats in just six years.”

“This trend is very encouraging and a big boost for Sharon’s re-election chances,” Reilly continued.

Quirk-Silva spent over 30 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

QUIRK-SILVA CASH ADVANTAGE OVER OPPONENT: 24 TO 1

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced filing her latest campaign finance disclosure statement with the California Secretary of State’s Office, reporting over $605,000 cash on hand.

Minus outstanding expenses, Quirk-Silva’s $585,575 compares to $24,259 held by her opponent, Alexandria Coronado, a right-wing Trump devotee whose record includes outlandish statements on LGBTQ issues, immigrant children, guns, and education.

“Not only does Ms. Coronado lag badly behind Asm. Quirk-Silva on fundraising, but she’s way behind every other GOP candidate in a swing seat in California,” said Quirk-Silva co-consultant Matt Reilly. “In combination with Sharon’s strong June showing, the GOP will have a hard time convincing anyone that this is a race worth their time.”

Quirk-Silva spent over 30 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE GROUPS BACK QUIRK-SILVA

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving an endorsement from the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence and receiving the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction for her 2018 re-election campaign.

“We appreciate your strong support for gun reform laws to reduce firearm injuries and deaths,” said Peggy McCrum of the Brady Campaign.

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

KEEPING FAITH WITH CALIFORNIANS, QUIRK-SILVA RELEASES 7th YEAR OF TAX RETURNS IN A ROW

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FULLERTON, CA— Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today released her tax returns to media outlets, again citing her commitment to open, transparent government and the belief that leaders who are open and transparent in their own financial dealings can help to restore Californians’ faith in their government.

“As an elementary school teacher, I always thought that inspiration, confidence and hope were the most important things I could give to the students I served. Same goes for serving as an elected official,” said Quirk-Silva. “I want people to trust that we’re fighting for them, for what’s right, serving them not ourselves.

“That’s why Jesus and I are again opening up our taxes for public scrutiny. We want our fellow taxpayers to know we play by the same rules and are paying our fair share,” said Quirk-Silva. “It’s important for our credibility, for state government’s credibility, and for restoring people’s confidence in elected officials in an age of division and distrust.”

For 2017, Quirk-Silva derived income from her work as an assembly member and from substitute teaching elementary school in the Fullerton Unified School District. Quirk-Silva has previously released tax returns spanning 2011 thru 2016.

She and her husband, Jesus Silva, file jointly. The couple released their entire returns. The only information withheld pertained to personal information such as social security numbers and the names of their children.

EMILY’S LIST ENDORSES QUIRK-SILVA

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving the endorsement of EMILY’s List, America’s leading fundraising group dedicated solely to electing pro-choice Democratic women to high office.

It’s the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. Their grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters.

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

COLLEGE BOARD MEMBERS ENDORSE QUIRK-SILVA

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving the endorsements from the president and several board members of the North Orange County Community College Board.

Board President Jackie Rodarte and board members Barbara Dunsheath, Steve Blount, Ed Lopez, Molly McClanahan have all joined Quirk-Silva’s re-election campaign.

“Our community colleges are the backbone of California’s higher education system providing a bridge to higher education and career technical education opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Californians every year,” said Quirk-Silva. “I will continue to strongly support their mission and I appreciate the faith my friends at the college board have shown in my work.”

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

COLLEGE BOARD MEMBERS ENDORSE QUIRK-SILVA

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving the endorsements from the president and several board members of the North Orange County Community College Board.

Board President Jackie Rodarte and board members Barbara Dunsheath, Steve Blount, Ed Lopez, Molly McClanahan have all joined Quirk-Silva’s re-election campaign.

“Our community colleges are the backbone of California’s higher education system providing a bridge to higher education and career technical education opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Californians every year,” said Quirk-Silva. “I will continue to strongly support their mission and I appreciate the faith my friends at the college board have shown in my work.”

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

Quirk-Silva Cites Her Students as Inspiration For Seeking Re-Election

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced filing her papers for re-election citing a passion for continuing to fight for the people of Orange County and California.

“Just about every morning I think about the students I’ve had,” said Quirk-Silva, who is a schoolteacher by training. “Those bright, inquisitive faces and their desire to learn and do well, some of who came to school hungry and even some of those who were homeless.

“They inspire me to deliver on the important things, to tackle big problems and find solutions that will improve their lives, even if just a little bit.  I’m running for re-election for them and all the people like them in our community who want the system to work for them, not against them.”

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

PROMINENT FULLERTON EDUCATORS ENDORSE QUIRK-SILVA

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FULLERTON, CA—65th Assembly District Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced receiving the endorsements of retired Fullerton School District board members Minard Duncan and Ellen Ballard for her 2018 re-election campaign.

In addition to his service on the school board, Mr. Duncan was the principal at the elementary school where Quirk-Silva began her teaching career. Now, Mr. Duncan is active in veteran’s issues (he served his country with honor in the Korean War) and has helped Quirk-Silva lead the fight for a new veteran’s cemetery in Orange County.

Ellen Ballard taught in Fullerton School District for many years before retiring, promoted high academic standards for students, and helped to enact shared accountability initiatives for teachers, parents and students.

Quirk-Silva spent over 20 years teaching in the Fullerton School District prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2016. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton and served in the Assembly from 2012-2014.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.