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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                         CONTACT: Matt Reilly
JUNE 8, 2016                                                                               (916) 201-9636


FULLERTON, CA—Full-time classroom teacher Sharon Quirk-Silva reports that her campaign to recapture Assembly District 65 achieved a smashing victory in last night’s primary election, setting the stage for a pitched battle with Republican career politician Young Kim. Quirk-Silva beat Kim 53%-47% last night after losing to her in the 2014 primary by 9.4%, a swing of 15.4% in Quirk-Silva’s favor.

“Last night shows 2014 was an outlier election dominated by conservative voters,” said Quirk-Silva. “A broader electorate more reflective of what we’ll see in November voted last night, and these are the people who want to see their leaders focus on making California stronger.

“I have a track record of delivering for the people of Orange County. My opponent has a record of not delivering for anyone except the most extreme elements of the Republican Party, and herself.

“I spent the past nine months teaching thirty-two 3rd graders who speak 5 different languages. One of my students was homeless and two others are on the edge of being homeless. I’m in touch with the issues confronting Californians as they struggle to achieve the American Dream, or even hold on to it.

“I will continue fighting for them and fighting to make California stronger so it can deliver on its promise of opportunity at a better life for anyone who is willing to work hard.”

Quirk-Silva’s performance was tops among Democrats challenging Republican incumbents across all Assembly candidates throughout the state. Democrats’ voter registration advantage surged in recent weeks in AD 65 and has tripled since the 2014 election.

Quirk-Silva 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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