Sacramento—Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) began her first day representing the 65th District in Assembly session with three new committee assignments. In addition to chairing select committees on job creation and regional transportation, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva will sit on the Assembly Committees for Transportation, Higher Education and Accountability and Administrative Review.
“I am excited and eager to represent the 65th Assembly District and believe that my committee assignments best reflect the interests of Orange County,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “With one of the most extensive networks of freeways in the country, transportation has always been central to Orange County’s economic prosperity and very identity. It is especially important that an Orange County representative be able to weigh in on transportation policy.”
A lifetime Fullerton resident and a 27-year working teacher until a month ago in that city’s public schools, education is obviously an important issue to Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. The 65th District includes California State University, Fullerton, which is the largest school in the CSU system and where Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva earned her teaching credential. “California’s public higher learning institutions are vital, not only in providing a path to economic success for our citizens, but to ensure that we create an educated workforce that can
meet the demands of the 21st century economy.”
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva also has a proven history of government accountability. A former mayor of Fullerton, Quirk-Silva managed to steer the city through one of the worst economic crises since the Great Depression leaving the city with budgetary surpluses.
“As mayor, one measure of common interest between Republicans and Democrats was to create a more effective government and I think we did that in Fullerton. I am glad to serve on the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee because I feel that we can do the same thing in Sacramento.”
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva represents the 65th Assembly District, including her hometown of Fullerton, as well as the communities of Buena Park, Cypress, Hawaiian Gardens, La Palma, Stanton, and West Anaheim.
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