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My Mom by Molly Jane Quirk

A note from the editor: This is an opinion column from Molly Jane Quirk about her mom Sharon Quirk-Silva, a candidate for AD-65: When I was 14 years old my Mom approached our family with the idea to run for Fullerton City Council. I’ll be the first to admit that, as your then-stereotypical teenager, I was…

My Irvine Ballot

I’m posting this so friends stop calling me at night during the dinner hour.  I am a AD-68 central Committee member-elect for the DPOC and I don’t take office until January.  Even so, this post reflects what my ballot looks like for local elections in Irvine.  This isn’t an endorsement post.  But this is who…

Chema and Newgent Fail Domain Name Test in Irvine

Republicans Dale Cheema, who is a candidate for Irvine City Council, and Mark Newgent a candidate for the Irvine Unified School bard, have both failed a basic test of running for office in the Internet age — both did not protect their own names from being hijacked by political operatives. If you go to www.dalecheema.com or www.marknewgent.com, you will discover…

DPOC Chair: Irvine’s *Real* Education Team

You may have seen political signs in Irvine claiming that the Republican slate of Wagner, Shea and Kuo is Irvine’s “Education Team.”  Nothing could be further from the truth! Republican candidate for Mayor Donald Wagner once forced Irvine Valley College to cut its ties to the American Library Association, contending that the organization, which had…

Sharon Quirk-Silva in AD-65; One Vote at a Time

One of the biggest travesties of the 2014 election was Young Kim’s victory over Sharon Quirk-Silva in AD-65 in North Orange County.  Sharon set her sights on what went right, what went wrong and what to do next as she runs for the seat she held from 2012 to 2014. In the primary, Quirk-Silva won…