Whether it’s State Assembly or Congress, residents in Irvine continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to representation in Sacramento or Washington. State Rep. Don Wagner and Congressman John Campbell place the interests of the Republican Party ahead of those of their residents of their Assembly and Congressional Districts with just about every vote. Frankly stated, if it weren’t for the work of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, our Congressional District would never see a dime in federal tax money for needed projects the federal government should pay for. We don’t see a lot in the form of state funds either. And that’s why it’s important to elect Sharon Quirk-Silva to the State Assembly in AD-65.
Imagine, if you will, a teacher who understands how tight education budgets are actually fighting for fairness when it comes to Orange County’s underfunded schools. Quirk-Silva will and her work in the Assembly will benefit not just residents in Fullerton, Brea and surrounding communities, but also Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Anaheim and others that are the bottom of the charts when it comes to state spending per pupil.
I see Rep. John Campbell and State Rep. Don Wagner at the IPSF Gala every year and I wonder why they even bother to show up. Their records on education and funding of education are non-existent.
Quirk-Silva came to Irvine last night and my neighbors opened their checkbooks for her. And they did so with the urging of former Assembly candidate Melissa Fox and Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Beth Krom (I snapped a few pics but could only stay for 30 minutes; the crowd did get much larger).
The discussion in the room was not on the June primary but the push to November. Quirk Silva could get one vote and one vote only next month and that doesn’t matter. It’s November that does. And the focus is on November. For residents of AD-65, especially those who have daughters, yoru state rep embarrassed you. State Rep. Chris Norby bemoaned solid legislation like Title IX in front of US women’s team soccer star Brandy Chastain, and it only shows just how out of touch he is with…life.
So in November, it’s time to retire Mr. Norby and his multiple public employee pensions earned as a school teacher, Fullerton City Council member and Counter Supervisor so he can spend more time with his infant son and his fourth wife. You know Mrs. Norby; she’s the one who thinks Mrs. Quirk-Silva would be a great state assembly representative. How bad a state rep can you be when your own wife endorses your opponent?