As I’ve written in previous posts, I think it’s vitally important that we get involved and get active in this crucial North Central Orange County Assembly race! The 65th Assembly race will probably be the most closely watched and the most expensive Assembly races in the whole state! Former Ed Royce staffer Young Kim is hoping to defeat a one-term liberal incumbent Assemblywoman and former Fullerton Mayor named Sharon Quirk-Silva!
Quirk-Silva is regarded as one of the most liberal members of the legislature and that’s saying something! She’s also a strong ally and friend to liberal Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez! Silva’s 2012 defeat of Chris Norby helped the Dems gain the two-thirds so-called Supermajority status in the Assembly! It also took away a reliable seat from the GOP and increased the already enormous power of the Dems in Sacramento!
The conservative Kim is hoping to reverse the results last go around, restore this district back to the GOP column, and prevent the Dems from regaining that dreaded two-thirds status!
Kim has every reason to be hopeful! Despite the fact that this Assembly District has pretty much an even split in registration between the Dems and the GOP, Kim beat Silva, who once again is an incumbent, by a whopping 10% points during the June Primary! The Dems are panicking over the prospect of them losing this seat and the GOP sees a real opportunity to regain what they lost two years ago!
In terms of whether Kim is a true conservative worthy of our support, I encourage you to look over her record and vet her yourself this coming Saturday at her campaign kick-off rally in the heart of the 65th! Details below! I’ve had an opportunity to speak with Kim earlier this year and I find her to be authentic and consistently conservative on the issues that we care about! She’s certainly light-years better than the ultra-progressive Silva, who not only voted for the insane Transgender Bathroom Bill (AB1266), but helped usher it’s passage in the State Assembly!
The 65th Assembly race will be one of two local races I’ll be focusing very heavily on this Fall during the general election! I also believe it’s probably one the top local races that folks should get involved in and volunteer for! I’ve pasted Kim’s website and some more information about her below! Let’s take back this seat from the liberal Democrats and replace Silva with a real Representative! Young Kim for Assembly! Read below!
Reposted with permission from Orange County Tea Party Blog