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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016                                                                     CONTACT: Matt Reilly  (916) 201-9636


FULLERTON, CA—After a week of counting remaining late absentee ballots, Sharon Quirk-Silva has emerged with a decisive lead in the 65th Assembly District race. Quirk-Silva’s lead has nearly tripled from 1,542 to 4,311 since Election Day, and the remaining ballots will continue to increase that margin.

“I am grateful to the voters for their confidence,” said Quirk-Silva. “I will always put their interests first.

“Right now, that means it’s time to get to work investing in the people of California through better schools, more affordable colleges, and helping mall businesses thrive.

“Nationally there is a lot of anxiety about what is coming and I, too, am concerned about the direction of our country. As an elected leader I will fight like heck to make sure our community and our state move forward toward a brighter future for everyone.”

Quirk-Silva returns to the Assembly where she served from 2012-2014. In that time she brought funding $47 million in transportation funding for Orange County, worked to secure a veterans cemetery in Orange County, required state elected officials to disclose their economic filings online for public review, and increased funding for small businesses who create good paying jobs here in California, among other things.

Sharon currently teaches elementary school children and has spent 31 years teaching in the Fullerton School District. She is the former Mayor of Fullerton.

The 65th Assembly District includes Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, Stanton and most of West Anaheim.

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