Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva announced her endorsement for Mayor Katrina Foley’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor. Foley is seeking election to Orange County’s 2nd Supervisorial District, in an election that will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Assemblymember Quirk-Silva represents the 65th Assembly District, which includes portions of the 2nd Supervisorial District, including all or part of the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, and Stanton.
Assemblymember Quirk-Silva released the following statement announcing her endorsement:
“Mayor Katrina Foley has a well-established record of bold and effective leadership fighting for progress on homelessness, job creation, and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods. On the Board of Supervisors, she’ll work every day to deliver results for her constituents. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Katrina Foley for Orange County Supervisor–we need her.”
ABOUT ASSEMBLYMEMBER QUIRK-SILVA
Sharon Quirk-Silva is a mother, teacher, former Mayor of Fullerton and Member of the California State Assembly.
Sharon has deep ties to Orange County. Sharon came to Fullerton when she was two, was educated in Orange County public schools, and earned her degrees from Fullerton College, UCLA, and CSU Fullerton. She found a passion for education, serving as a classroom teacher for more than thirty years. Education is a family affair. Her husband Jesus Silva teaches math at Nicolas Junior High School and her four children all attended local public schools.
ABOUT KATRINA FOLEY
Katrina Foley is a community leader, successful businesswoman, mother, wife, and attorney who became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. Foley also served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and has served Costa Mesa as a City Councilmember or Mayor for 12 years. Previously, she served on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees for 4 years.
As Mayor of Costa Mesa, Foley fought for and secured emergency financial assistance and loans for local small businesses struggling to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership helped many businesses, including South Coast Plaza, find creative ways to safely reopen.
Foley is President of The Foley Group, PLC, which is located in Costa Mesa after 20 years in Newport Beach. In 2001 and 2004, she was honored by Women in Leadership and the National Association of Women Business Owners at the annual Remarkable Women Awards event.
Foley is a Head Start graduate who obtained her BA in English at UCLA and law degree on a scholarship to Seattle University School of Law, where she was the Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus.
This article was released by Katrina Foley for Supervisor 2022.