Fullerton Mayor and AD-65 candidate Sharon Quirk Silva opens her Assembly campaign headquarters this Sunday, July 1. The office party starts at 1PM until 3 PM at 1660 W. Lincoln in Anaheim.
Despite jumping into the race late, and focusing on November instead of June, Quirk Silva has assembled an impressive list of endorsements and support.
Here’s more about Sharon:
A lifelong resident of Fullerton, she was educated in that city’s public schools from K-12 and went on to earn an A.A. degree from Fullerton College, a B.A. in sociology at UCLA, and a Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton. As one of ten children, she honed negotiating skills and learned the plusses of teamwork early on.
As a teacher in the Fullerton School District for the last 24 years, Sharon Quirk-Silva has been a pillar not only in the Fullerton community, but in the lives of her students and their families, paving the way for the next generation of California’s leaders.
In 2004, she took the next step in her career of service and ran successfully for the Fullerton City Council. She’s been a member of the council ever since, serving as mayor in 2007, and was the top vote-getter in the 2008 election.
Currently in her second term as Mayor of Fullerton, Sharon Quirk-Silva is known as a hard worker, one who presses for more transparency and communication between council leadership and the public. Not only has she met with more Fullerton constituents than any of her predecessors during mayor’s office hours, but she leads “Walk & Talks” once a month, taking citizens on walking tours of neighborhoods and discussing issues facing residents and businesses. Other innovative programs have supported local businesses and provided annual public recognition of outstanding local women in leadership.
Regionally, she has been active in organizations serving all of District 65 and Orange County, becoming familiar with our district’s cities and developing relationships with their leaders. She has provided leadership as a former vice chairwoman of the Orange County Council of Governments, focused on transportation as a representative to the Southern California Association of governments, and served on the board of the Orange County Sanitation District. Many of her honors reflect her regional involvement.
Sharon knows the importance of community action and advocacy for Orange County’s families and businesses. She will take to Sacramento that tireless advocacy and talent for bringing people together to solve problems.
Mayor Quirk-Silva has four children and is married to Jesus Silva, also a teacher.