Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva today released her tax returns to the media citing her commitment to open, transparent government and the belief that leaders who are open and transparent in their own financial dealings can help to restore Californians’ faith in their government.
“Taxpayers want to know that elected leaders are playing by the same rules they are and paying their fair share,” said Quirk-Silva. “It’s important for our credibility, for state government’s credibility, and for people’s confidence that we are serving them, not ourselves.
“That’s why I’m opening up my personal finances. It is my way of keeping faith with my constituents.”
For 2016, Quirk-Silva’s income derived mostly from teaching elementary school in the Fullerton Unified School District. Last year as a candidate for the Assembly, Quirk-Silva released five years of tax returns spanning 2011 thru 2015.
She and her husband and fellow teacher, Jesus Silva, file jointly. The couple released their entire returns. The only information withheld pertained to personal information such as social security numbers and the names of their children.
This article was released by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.