Sharon Quirk-Silva

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Sharon Quirk-Silva
Quirk-Silva headshot.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 65th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded byYoung Kim
In office
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byChris Norby (redistricted)
Succeeded byYoung Kim
Personal details
Born (1962-09-17) September 17, 1962 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jesus Silva
ResidenceFullerton, California
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationPolitician
Websitea65.asmdc.org

Sharon Quirk-Silva (born September 17, 1962) is an American politician who is a Democrat serving in the California State Assembly, representing the 65th Assembly District, encompassing parts of northern Orange County.

She was first elected to the Assembly in an upset, unseating Republican Assemblymember Chris Norby by a narrow margin in 2012. Quirk-Silva sought a second term in 2014, but was defeated by Republican Young Kim. She later recaptured her old Assembly seat after defeating Kim in a 2016 rematch.[1]

Biography[edit]

Prior to her service in the Assembly, she was the Mayor of Fullerton and an elementary school teacher. Sharon earned her degrees from Fullerton College, UCLA and CSU Fullerton.[2]Her husband Jesus Silva became Mayor[3] of Fullerton in 2018, and teaches math at Nicolas Junior High School and her four children all attended local public schools.[4]

Election history[edit]

2012[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Norby (incumbent) 29,917 58.8
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 20,936 41.2
Total votes 50,853 100.0
General election
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 68,988 52.0
Republican Chris Norby (incumbent) 63,576 48.0
Total votes 132,564 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2014[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Young Kim 21,593 54.7
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva (incumbent) 17,896 45.3
Total votes 39,489 100.0
General election
Republican Young Kim 42,376 54.6
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva (incumbent) 35,204 45.4
Total votes 77,580 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2016[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 42,890 54.3
Republican Young Kim (incumbent) 36,028 45.7
Total votes 78,918 100.0
General election
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 79,654 53.2
Republican Young Kim (incumbent) 69,941 46.8
Total votes 149,595 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2018[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva (incumbent) 37,587 52.9
Republican Alexandria "Alex" Coronado 33,459 47.1
Total votes 71,046 100.0
General election
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva (incumbent) 74,636 57.2
Republican Alexandria "Alex" Coronado 55,953 42.8
Total votes 130,589 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assemblywoman Young Kim concedes in Orange County race against Sharon Quirk-Silva", mercurynews.com, November 15, 2016; accessed November 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "About Sharon". Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018 - District 65. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  3. ^ "City of Fullerton - Mayor Jesus Silva". City of Fullerton. City of Fullerton. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "About Sharon". Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly 2018 - District 65. Retrieved 2018-12-10.

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