While Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva was launching her re-election campaign tonight at Steamers, in Fullerton, the man she defeated, Chris Norby, was getting arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, according to the OC Register.
n 2010, a criminal case against Norby was rejected by Orange County prosecutors. Police had responded to reports of a man and woman arguing inside his home, with a witness telling authorities that a man had pushed a woman.
Norby’s wife, Martha, is from the Honduras. I have had the pleasure of speaking with her on several occasions. She grew up in the coffee business and helped manage her family’s coffee plantation. She also spoke often of her travels, to Spain and other parts of Europe. I found her to be quite intelligent.
Chris and Martha are somewhat of an odd couple. They remind me of the couple on Modern Family played by Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara. You know, the old guy married to the younger Latina, from Columbia.
I can’t imagine what the heck is going on at the Norby residence but I have been married to a Latina myself for 27 years. The key to my marriage has been always letting her be right. I always apologize. I don’t ever try to take the upper hand. And I never let a grudge build up. Perhaps Norby has not learned these matrimonial lessons?
Norby is a member of the OC GOP’s Central Committee. I have a feeling that his alternate will have to take over that post permanently.
There had been rumors that Norby was preparing to run for the Fullerton City Council again. You can stick a fork in that idea now.
I hope that Chris and his wife get some help and are able to resolve their issues. Politics don’t matter in the long run. Your family should always be your top priority.
Norby has been married, I believe, four times. He got busted in 2007 for using campaign funds to rent a hotel room after a fight with a previous wife. I wonder where he will end up sleeping this time?