Sharon Quirk-Silva

Quirk-Silva Pushes Legislation To Speed-Up Theme Park Re-Openings

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is co-authoring legislation to hasten the safe re-opening of California theme parks such as the Disneyland Resort, which is the biggest employer and tax revenue generator in Orange County. Quick-Silva introduced the bill with Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares. The legislation, AB 420, would apply state re-opening guidelines equally to large and small theme parks, and allow them ...

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New Majority Event for Janet Nguyen and Young Kim – Tomorrow, September 9

There are less than nine weeks to go before the November election, and Anaheim is part of the battleground in two of the hottest legislative contests in the state: the 34th Senate District and the 65th Assembly District. In both cases, Republicans have fielded hard-working, hard-charging nominees — Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Young Kim, respectively – who are up against ...

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AD65: OC Register Endorses Young Kim

The Orange County Register editorial board today published an endorsement of Young Kim, who is running against incumbent Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva in Assembly District 65, which includes a significant portion of Anaheim: As a former director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs for Rep. Ed Royce, Ms. Kim knows the district well. In her bid to serve the residents, she ...

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AD65 Watch: Young Kim’s 1st Place Showing Spells Trouble for Quirk-Silva

Another big Orange County political story to come out of Election Night was Republican Young Kim being the top vote-getter in AD65, finishing 9.6% ahead of first-term incumbent Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, a Democrat:   Yes, all the caveats apply: voter turnout in November will be significantly higher than it was on Tuesday, and there should be more Democratic votes in ...

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SD34 Watch: Janet Nguyen Blasts Democratic Effort To Revive Race-Based Admissions

Supervisor Janet Nguyen (Republican) is running for the open 34th Senate District against Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Jose Solorio, a Democrat; SD34 includes a large chunk of west Anaheim. She published this in the OC Register on Monday, and it bears re-publishing here: SCA5 Is A Warning for State By: Janet Nguyen Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, a divisive piece of ...

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AD65 Watch: Quirk-Silva Escapes The SCA 5 Wedge

Earlier this week, Assembly Speaker John Perez pulled Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 from the Assembly at the request of its author, Sen. Ed Hernandez. SCA 5 would basically overturn Prop. 209’s ban on discrimination in public education; per the bill’s text: The California Constitution prohibits the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on ...

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AD65 Watch: Young Kim Raises $427,000 In Six Months

This just came over the transom from the Young Kim for Assembly campaign: Young Kim Bursts “Out of the Gate” – $427,000 Raised in Less Than Six Months (Fullerton, CA) Republican Young Kim announced that her campaign will show $382,000 raised on the year end campaign finance report. With the addition of the $45,000 raised at her fundraiser in Buena ...

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AD65 Watch: Young Kim Fundraiser on February 13

Assembly District 65 includes the portion of western Anaheim that’s basically west of Euclid and north of Katella. It’s represented by Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva, the former Fullerton councilmember who upset incumbent Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby in 2012. Among other votes she cast in her first year, Quirk-Silva voted to abolish the state’s Enterprise Zone program, including Anaheim’s. In her first ...

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AD65 Watch: Young Kim for Assembly Event on December 9

Young Kim, the energetic Republican candidate for the 65th Assembly District, is holding a campaign fundraiser at The Pacific Club on Monday, December 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Click here to download the flyer. Registration in AD65 dead even: 36.2% Democrat, 35.8% Republican, 23.7% No Party Preference.

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AD65 Watch: Quirk-Silva Already Trailing Young Kim?

I recently learned from sources-who-know that a recent poll by Assembly Democrats shows freshman Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva trailing her presumptive Republican opponent, Young Kim. I didn’t learn what size gap the poll showed between the two candidates, but was informed the caucus leadership wasn’t feeling very encouraged. That’s not to say there won’t be a ton of money poured into ...

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