Sharon Quirk-Silva

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Sharon Quirk-Silva
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California State Assembly District 65
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles (1985)
Master'sCalifornia State University, Fullerton (1989)
Sharon Quirk-Silva is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 65. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Quirk-Silva earned her B.A. in Sociology from UCLA in 1985 and her Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton in 1988.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Quirk-Silva served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability and Administrative Review
Higher Education



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) and Young Kim (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Quirk-Silva will face Kim in the general election.[2][3]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Quirk-Silva won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 65. She and incumbent Chris Norby (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. She was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Quirk-Silva 52% 68,988
     Republican Chris Norby Incumbent 48% 63,576
Total Votes 132,564

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Quirk-Silva is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Quirk-Silva raised a total of $685,706 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[6]

Sharon Quirk-Silva's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 65 Won $685,706
Grand Total Raised $685,706


Quirk-Silva won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Quirk-Silva raised a total of $685,706.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Quirk-Silva's campaign in 2012
Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee$128,152
Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee$60,000
Democratic Central Committee of Marin$45,000
Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee$35,000
Kern County Democratic Central Committee$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$685,706
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[7]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[8]


In 2012, Quirk-Silva's endorsements included the following:[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Cook (R)
California State Assembly District 65
Succeeded by