Anaheim, CA—Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva announced today that she’s endorsing Ashleigh Aitken for Mayor of Anaheim. Quirk-Silva, whose assembly district overlaps with a large portion of Anaheim, also served as mayor of neighboring Fullerton.
“Ashleigh has the record of bringing people together to have a stronger voice in our communities,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65) and former mayor of Fullerton. “She’ll bring much-needed civility and transparency to city hall to be an effective and progressive mayor for all of Anaheim.”
In addition to serving as our local federal prosecutor, Ashleigh previously served Anaheim residents as Chair of the Community Services Board. As a two-term commissioner, she helped secure funding for local non-profit organizations to lift people out of poverty, prevent elder abuse, offer job training and placement, and provide additional education and arts resources to our at-risk youth.
She is also the former Chair and a current member of the Orange County Fair Board, where she is helping to lead improvements on the grounds, add recreational opportunities, offer free programming to over 100,000 schoolchildren at the Centennial Farm, and mitigate traffic on event days. They recently opened up the Heroes Hall museum and education center in honor of our military veterans. Ashleigh also helped procure the state’s largest migrant farm worker memorial as a tribute to the people who gave their blood, sweat and tears to transform Orange County into what it is today.
Ashleigh and her husband, Michael, live in Anaheim with their three daughters and an ark of animals. Ashleigh and Michael work at the family-run law firm Aitken Aitken Cohn. She continues to support and volunteer with the local Assistance League of Anaheim, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Special Olympics, Chance Theatre, Anaheim Ballet, Muzeo, and South Coast Repertory.