Quirk Silva Praises Minimum Wage Bill, Slams Kim for Voting Against it

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                   CONTACT: Matt Reilly
March 31, 2016                                                     (916) 201-9636



FULLERTON, CA—Classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today announced her support of an agreement to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, which will be phased in through 2022. After that the minimum wage will be indexed to inflation, giving wage earners an automatic cost of living adjustment.

“Raising the minimum wage is a victory for hard working Californians who for too long have felt the pinch of stagnant wages and an ever-increasing cost of living,” said Quirk-Silva. “This is overdue, meaningful action to raise people up and toward the middle class.”

“My opponent’s vote against the minimum wage shows voters there is a clear contrast between us,” continued Quirk-Silva. “She puts her campaign contributors above hard-working families, and clearly is out of touch with how much it costs to live in Orange County.

“I’m a school teacher who thinks an honest wage for an honest day’s work makes California stronger and that every hard-working Californian deserves a fair shot at the American Dream.”

Quirk-Silva currently teaches 3rd grade fulltime 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.

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  • RyanCantor

    “She puts her campaign contributors above hard-working families, and clearly is out of touch with how much it costs to live in Orange County.”

    REALLY? Might want to talk to Tom Daly about that.

  • Cynthia Ward

    Funny, I am pretty sure it is the Dem controlled Legislature with the constant business-busting policies that drive up the cost of housing, and send employers running for Texas and Nevada, who have created the stagnant wages and lack of opportunity with high cost of living here in CA. Now their “fix” is not to get the jack boot off the throat of businesses struggling with the insane costs of compliance for Dem demanded regulations (cap and trade to pay for HSR anyone?) nope, their “fix’ is to increase labor costs for low skill labor that offers employers the lowest profit margins due to lack of market value in the productivity of those jobs and high turnover. SQS claims to come to this by way of her work as a school teacher, in other words, as someone who has not had to make payroll. Get some small business people in Sacramento and lets see the economic bloodletting stop.

    • cynthia curran

      Could see automation in services., now if that is done it might not be as bad as people think. Automation and robotic equipment for service jobs has to be manufactured somewhere if it isn’t in California but the midwest, then it has to be shipped out here and stored. So, maybe workers will lose their jobs at the resort area of Anaheim and gain jobs in Riverside. As for high prices of housing in Orange County it is relate to the fact that no one wants to built apartments to get low income people out. In Texas a house can be built next to an apartment complex or mobile home. In Orange County people would protest that.

      • David Zenger

        High-tech robot hotel maids built in Roubidoux and deployed in Anaheim!

  • David Zenger

    Ms. Quirk: try starting a small, service or food oriented business sometime and watch your perspective change.

    • cynthia curran

      Instead of starting another low paying food job, why not start a company online selling some craft you made. Lots of women have done that and gotten big enough to have a warehouse. Too many foodie places in OC because everyone wants to eat out. In the Future, the hotels in 2 years have to pay 11 an hour, so they will be less willing to built them so much in Orange County.

      • David Zenger

        Oh! What a good idea. I can sell my macrame birdhouses online and not have to pay any wages to anybody!