Sharon Quirk Silva (left) and Melissa Fox (center left) next to AD-73 candidate Wendy Gariella.  DPOC secretary Anita Narayana is on the right.

Sharon Quirk Silva (left) and Melissa Fox (center left) next to AD-73 candidate Wendy Gariella. DPOC secretary Anita Narayana is on the right.


FULLERTON, CA—In response to his visit to Orange County today, full-time classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today denounced presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his past and continued hate speech targeting wide segments of society.

“Donald Trump represents the kind of huckster politician that has no place in a civil democracy,” said Quirk-Silva. “He is another in a long line of political bullies who pits one group against another for his own gain.

“Too many people in this country are hurting or feel like the system is rigged against them. “The truth is Trump is a billionaire political insider who is one of the people who rigged it against them.

“He finds exploiting the pain of others perfectly acceptable, and he’s hoping to use people’s anxiety and turn them against the usual scapegoats of society – immigrants, the politically powerless, and the vulnerable.

“As leaders we must speak out when people’s anxiety is used as a political weapon. As a community, as a society, we must reject Trump and the filth he spews on a daily basis.”

Quirk-Silva currently teaches 3rd grade and 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.



  1. John Jaeger
    May 26, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Liberals pretend to hold the high ground in what is, or is not, “hate speech.”

    Hate speech is inciting race warfare, as liberals constantly do.
    Hate speech is inciting class warfare, as liberals constantly do.
    Hate speech is badmouthing capitalism, and “greedy big business,” and the United States, and the Constitution, and the Second Amendment, to the profound detriment of Americans everywhere.
    Hate speech is lying through their teeth, as liberals do constantly, in support of such destructive criminals as Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, and Eric Holder, and on and on.
    Hate speech is defending the ongoing slaughter of 1,000,000 unborn infants annually – in particular the genocide of unborn black babies, butchered at six times the rate of white babies, relative to populations of blacks vs. whites.

    THAT is hate speech.

    • Joseph
      May 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      There’s clearly a big difference between hate speech and righting a wrong. You clearly don’t know the difference.

      Trump is inciting race warfare when he singles out Mexicans as rapists, and criminals when crime statistics don’t back that up. Trump is singling out a specific religion to take action. That is stereotyping and hate. Trump loves to denigrate women. That is hate.

      Class warfare is the warfare being waged by the big corporations. The typical CEO makes 300x the salary of the average employee. While big corporations, like Walmart, award their executives huge salaries their rank and file have to be on food stamp to make ends meet. That is corporate welfare through the tax we pay.

      Capitalism is good, but not if it’s unchecked. The power is completely with the company. The companies would drive wage down to zero if they could. Why do you think all the outsourcing is happening?

      The last one is even more laughable. Religious zealots like yourself like to claim that life starts at conception. If that’s the case every miscarriage should be deemed death. Every embryo frozen in the fertility clinic should be given rights and that their life be given a chance. It’s absurd.

      You don’t know the first thing about hate. So, stop using it.

  2. junior
    May 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    SQS was soundly defeated in 2014 by Young Kim 55% to 45% TWICE – do you really expect a different result this time?

    • May 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Yes. It’s a presidential year and Trump is the top of the Republican ticket. Latino registration and turnout will be through the roof.

      • junior
        May 27, 2016 at 6:48 am

        R vs. D registration 50/50
        White (mostly R) 30%
        Asian (mostly R) 25%
        Latino (mostly D) 40%

        That doesn’t figure in SQS’s favor.
        I’ll bet the CA dem party doesn’t put much cash in her campaign bucket.

  3. Ltpar
    May 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Sharon, I have the utmost respect for your dedication as a teacher and thank you for your service. At the same time I must remind myself that you are Democrat. Donald Trump while not being the warm fuzzy guy you want to have coffee with, he resonates with millions of voters are not just angry, but are infuriated with what Barack Obama has done to our country. That of course has been with the complicity of both Republicans (in name only) and Democrats. Donald Trump is not in the establishment’s pocket and although sometimes rude, crude and lewd, he brings to the table the tools and experience to turn Washington D.C. upside down. “Crooked” Hillary Clinton on the other hand brings a lifetime of corruption, scandal and skirting the law. She would continue the Obama Agenda and to the silent majority that is not acceptable. For those reasons I am on the “Make America Great” Team and look forward to seeing what President Trump can do.

    • James
      May 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      You bought that Donald is not in establishments pocket? Have you seen what he’s done since winning the primary? He is spending all of his time kowtowing to the establishment. He hire Manafort, the ultimate insider as his campaign chief. He is taking money from the Koch brothers and setting up super PACs to take unlimited money. Well, so much for he answers to no one. You’ve been had.
      When Trump says make “America great again” we get his subtle message. He’s really saying “Make America white again.”

  4. Rintrah
    May 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Unless the Reps get rid of Trump, this will be the greatest trouncing in the history of the Republic. Albion’s angry phallocrats will realize their electoral impotence.

  5. junior
    May 29, 2016 at 6:45 am

    SQS will be defeated twice again – by even a larger margin.

    • May 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Massive Latino turnout. Massive Democratic turnout

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