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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 15, 2015
CONTACT: Matt Reilly
DEMOCRATIC FOUNDATION OF ORANGE COUNTY HONORS EDUCATOR QUIRK-SILVA
FULLERTON, CA—The Democratic Foundation of Orange County (DFOC) today honored classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva with its Richard J. O’Neill Award for Excellence in Service citing Quirk-Silva’s achievements as a former mayor of Fullerton and state assemblywoman.
“I’m excited about bestowing this honor on Sharon whose commitment to serving others as a teacher, mayor and legislator exemplifies excellence in public service,” said DFOC Chairman Dan Jacobson. “Sharon has invested her time in other people and our community is a better place because of her.”
The DFOC cited Quirk-Silva’s record of improving public education, delivering money for traffic congestion relief and air quality, tax relief for small businesses, and spearheading a new veteran’s cemetery in Orange County among her major achievements.
Quirk-Silva currently teaches 3rd grade and has spent 30 years teaching in the Fullerton School District. 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.