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Friday, May 26, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) led the State Assembly in adjourning Friday’s floor session in the memory of Griffin Duncan, founder of the Fullerton Civic Light Opera. He passed away earlier in the week at the age of 84. “It is with a solemn heart I stand, and adjourn in the memory of my friend, the illustrious Griff Duncan, a man that brought art and joy to Orange County,” Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva said. “It is my distinct honor to speak of a man with a truly selfless spirit.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Prior to the start of Memorial Day weekend, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) made the following statement on the inclusion of a $30 million allocation of funds in the 2017 California State Budget Report for an Orange County Veterans Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), a teacher for more than 30 years before being elected to the Assembly, called on her fellow Members of the Assembly to pass Assembly 424, a measure that closes a loophole in the California Gun Free School Zones law. Under the current law civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited but a school district can authorize a civilian with a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit to enter a school campus. A number of California school districts have begun to issue these authorizations, increasing the number of guns on K-12 school campuses and the risk of another on campus shooting. AB 424 would eliminate this loophole, reducing the number of guns on school campuses, making school campuses safer and fulfilling the original intent of California’s Gun Free School Zones law. Watch this Assembly Access video to learn about Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s reasons for supporting AB 424. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

(Irvine) — Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) hosted California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in Orange County, where they held a media availability immediately after a private tour of proposed sites for a new state veterans cemetery in Irvine. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and Governor Brown also met with local officials and community groups. “There is still more work to be done to see this through, and I will continue to push the state to do its part on the project. The men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation deserve proper recognition without further delay; and, the taxpayers of Orange County need to know they will not be asked to foot the bill for big land developers. I urge all parties to proceed with these two goals in mind,” said Quirk-Silva.

Friday, May 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva hosted California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in Orange County, where they held a media availability immediately after a private tour of proposed sites for a new state veterans cemetery in Irvine. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and Governor Brown also met with local officials and community groups.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) – Orange County Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a member of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, today became the first legislator to call on University of California President Janet Napolitano to resign her post, citing a lack of confidence in Napolitano’s leadership.

Monday, May 8, 2017

(Sacramento) – Today, on the floor of the State Assembly, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva paid a special tribute to the thousands of law enforcement officials across this state in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UC hid $175 million from the public eye and from their own governing board, even as they raised tuition on California students.

(Sacramento) – After the state auditor uncovered $175 million reserve held by the administration of the University of California, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (Orange County), Members of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, the Assembly Higher Education Committee and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee participated in a joint hearing to discuss the recent state audit of the University of California (UC) Office of the President titled, “The University of California Office of the President: It Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices are Misleading.”

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

(Sacramento) – After the state auditor uncovered $175 million reserve held by the administration of the University of California, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (Orange County) and a joint committee, confronted the state auditor’s office, and UC President Janet Napolitano, over the growing size of the UC President’s office. “It’s grown by 11-percent and has 1,667 employees,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, who sits on the Assembly Higher Education Committee. “I was shocked by that, and it seems quite extensive.” She further expressed the emphasis of the discussion should be focused on cost-savings for students. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Cinco de Mayo is a very significant date in the history of California and Mexico. In recognition of that date when the Mexican people defeated a better trained and equipped army at the “Batalla de Puebla” the State Assembly passed House Resolution 17, authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), which declares May 1st to May 5th as Cinco de Mayo week. “Cinco de Mayo serves to remind us that the foundation of any nation and our state is its people,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.