Quirk-Silva Leads in 65th Assembly Race

Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva held a narrow lead over incumbent Young Kim in the 65th Assembly District with all precincts reporting, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.

Still to be counted are ballots mailed or turned in Election Day. Those results should be counted by the end of the week.

Quirk-Silva led Kim by 1,542 votes with all 282 precincts counted. Quirk-Silva lost the seat to Kim, a former aide to Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), in 2014. Kim is the first Korean-American Republican woman to serve in the state Legislature.

Quirk-Silva won the Assembly seat in 2012 in an upset over GOP incumbent Chris Norby.

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