featured graphic for Cynthia Tracker, candidate for California Assembly District 65 during COVID-19

Cynthia Thacker asks: “Why are Quirk-Silva and Democrats making me say goodbye?”

Cynthia Thacker and her mother, Ellie. Courtesy photo.
Cynthia Thacker and her mother, Ellie. Courtesy photo.
Arriving at a local coffee shop to talk to supporters about her ambitious campaign for the California State Assembly in the 65th district, Cynthia Thacker appeared a bit depressed. She wasn’t tired from making phone calls for her ambitious campaign and other local candidates nor from the demands of taking care of her almost 99-year-old mother who lives with her. It wasn’t from attending meetings to discuss issues facing the district nor was it from competing with an incumbent who supports Gov. Newsom’s liberal agenda.

“Thank you for coming today,” Thacker started, as she looked around the room at supporters who know the stakes are high in the 2020 election. “Forgive me for being a bit depressed right now. Because of Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and the liberal Democrat legislature in Sacramento, I will soon be saying goodbye to another friend who informed me that she and her husband are leaving California at the start of the New Year. They are heading to Texas where a dear friend moved a few weeks ago. Other friends I have said goodbye to in recent months have left California for Idaho, Tennessee and Florida. These California Republicans will keep those states red and turn purple Florida deep red!”

Thacker explained why so many Californians are leaving. “There are uncontrolled fires, Newsom’s ever-changing criterion to reopening the state, propositions on the ballot that could make life more expensive for the working- and middle-class, and crime is going up in many places. Yet, what does Quirk-Silva and the Democrat legislature spend their time on? Passing Assembly Bill 3121 to explore providing reparations to California’s African American population. Hellooo – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, but California entered the United States as a free state and slavery ended 155 years ago! No wonder moving trucks charge four times more to leave California than to come here.”

Thacker went on to say that her campaign is proof that one person can fight back against an incumbent’s insistence on supporting laws and positions that hurt the working- and middle-class. “I decided to stay in California and fight for this state. What my campaign lacks in funds for glossy brochures or newspaper ads, we make up with the enthusiasm of people who live in the 65th district and want California to return to be the envy of the nation.”

Thacker insists that she will be successful on Election Day. “All the enthusiasm is with President Trump. His supporters will be coming out in droves to vote in person and bring ballots of those like my elderly mother who can’t get to a voting location. Californians in the 65th district who will be voting to re-elect President Trump and Vice President Pence are also going to vote Republican down ballot, which should make liberals like Quirk-Silva very nervous.”

This article was released by Cynthia Thacker for State Assembly.


  1. Although I do not live in Ms. Thacker’s 65th district, I wish her success in her run for State Assembly. She certainly sounds like the right kind of Legislative representative we sorely need in these turbulent times.
    I also applaud the Daily Breeze for printing both Republican and Democrat viewpoints. I greatly appreciate having an impartial publication and look forward to reading future articles in the Daily Breeze!

  2. Remember local Republicans when you arrive in Texas and register to vote, you have to be 65+ to vote by mail. Instead of a short drive (or walk) to deposit your ballot into a drop box, you must travel to the county seat to find the one drop box (per county) and if you live in a larger Texas city and want to vote in person, have fun waiting in line. On the positive side, gas is $1.50 less per gallon than CA.

  3. If Republicans keep leaving California, and mind you I don’t blame them, we’ll never be able to turn this state around. The Democrats (both legal and unlegal) already outnumber us. We need to stay and fight for our freedoms. Although I must confess, if I wasn’t so old and tired, I would be thinking very seriously about fleeing this mad, mad place!

  4. I agree that when Trump supporters vote they are going to keep voting Republican even if they don’t know much about the candidates. I suggest people find out the party registration of city council & school board etc candidates. If you think your party is the best, you want people in local office from that party. I do.

  5. What a joke this site is…and I’m a Republican. Time to go back to OC Register

    1. OC Register is so far to the Left these days, it’s best to just go online to sites you believe provide accurate reporting.

    2. I don’t know why you are criticizing the OC Breeze. They do report info from the democrats like Lowenthal. I have always found this online publication to be fair to both parties and also to independents.
      Maybe you have not been a continuous reader of the Breeze and have not been reading other media in our county.

      1. Nancy,

        Thank you for the kind words.

        It is an editorial policy of Orange County Breeze to consider for publication news releases from all parties. We want our readers to make informed choices at the state and local level, whether it’s how to cast a vote or speaking up at city council meetings.

        Again, thank you for the kind words.

        Stay safe, stay healthy!

        Shelley Henderson
        editor, Orange County Breeze

    3. Mr. Gaude,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      Orange County Breeze considers for publication news releases from all parties. We try to present our readers with information that enables them to make informed decisions regarding candidates, ballot measures, and state and local politics.

      We hope that you will re-consider your choice.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy!

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  6. The weather!
    The weather!
    That was always the reason to stay in California but tired of living in a state with crazies running it.

    Like this lady am tired of saying goodbye to so many friends. Before I think of leaving will see if we can elect some Republicans.

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