Home

   LATEST NEWS

Friday, March 15, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) commends the County of Orange Board of Supervisors for their partnership and mutual leadership on the Orange County Housing Finance Trust. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the Orange County Housing Finance Trust on March 13, 2019, with elected officials from Mission Viejo, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton present at the hearing.

“This legislation is a product of teamwork, and refreshing cooperation in Orange County. This was a bipartisan effort to find permanent housing for our struggling residents,” said Quirk-Silva. “Supportive Housing means having cooperative actions at every level; local and state resources will combine with the efforts of the private sector, as we secure Permanent Supportive Housing as the backbone of our efforts.”

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019

Assemblymember Quirk-Silva honored Ellen Ahn as District 65's Woman of the Year.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Annual Ceremony held in recognition of Women’s History Month

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly honored Ellen Ahn as the 65th Assembly District Woman of the Year 2018. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva recognized the Orange County leader for her community involvement during the annual Assembly Floor ceremony.

“Ellen Ahn has been exceptionally talented in bringing valuable resources to the Orange County, and especially to the Korean American community.” said Quirk-Silva. “She has started from small, grassroots organizing to large-scale community organizing in order to provide people with a myriad of resources. She is a living example of a leader that gets results for the people of Orange County.”

Ellen Ahn, and her family, has lived in the Fullerton community of North Orange County for more than 20 years. Ellen is an active member of the Fullerton Korean Presbyterian Church and has been very involved with many local non-profit organizations which, help to strengthen the community.

"I try to live by a verse in the Gospel according to Luke: “to whom much was given, of him much will be required,” said Ellen Ahn. “To me, that means taking what I have; my energy and resources, which at times may not seem much to others, and to seize opportunities to be of help in any situation work towards making the community around me a bit better."

Thursday, February 28, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) has been appointed Chair of the bipartisan Select Committee on Orange County Chronic Homelessness by Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s appointment marks the formation of this committee. Joining Chair Quirk-Silva as committee members, will be Orange County members of the California State Assembly: Cottie Petrie-Norris (D – Laguna Beach), Dr. Steven Choi (R - Irvine), Tyler Diep (R – Huntington Beach), Philip Chen (R – Brea), Bill Brough (R – Dana Point), and more.

“Solving the state’s housing crisis is a priority, and it will demand solutions that are both local and global,” said Speaker Anthony Rendon. “Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva is the ideal person to lead the Legislature’s work to tackle Orange County’s chronic homelessness, and I think her committee’s bipartisan approach will also give us insight into the issues at a state level.”

“I will use my background, experience, and dedication to help get people off the streets in Orange County, give them a roof over their head, and help address the reciprocal public safety implications,” said Quirk-Silva. “There is a lot of work to be done, and we have to constantly strive to do more when confronting the homelessness epidemic in Orange County. I'm glad that my legislative work, and district support, has proved my commitment to this issue, and look forward to my hearings on how we can help Orange County.”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly adjourned its January 31, 2019 floor session in the memory of Delia Mary Hernandez, a long-time resident of the cities of Buena Park, and Fullerton. “Delia taught her children the importance of having compassion for those less fortunate,” Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva said during her tribute to Delia Hernandez. “Delia volunteered with the Society of St.

Friday, February 22, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019

(Sacramento) – Californians will get help securing quality housing under legislation authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County). Assembly Bill 816, would establish a Flexible Housing Program to foster collaboration at the local and state levels as they work to solve the homelessness epidemic in California. Housing programs like this will cross boundaries of health, criminal justice, and child welfare systems to prevent people who are exiting these systems from falling into homelessness.