Assemblywoman Young Kim’s campaign just issued this statement:
Assemblywoman Young Kim’s Statement on 65th District Election
“Today I called Sharon Quirk-Silva to offer my congratulations on her very tough and hard fought campaign victory. As our area faces some serious challenges in the weeks and months ahead, I will keep Sharon Quirk-Silva in my prayers that as the new representative for 65th Assembly District she will have the knowledge and judgment to be the leader our area deserves.
“The result is obviously disappointing and not what we wanted. However, we leave this campaign with comfort knowing that we engaged voters through a grassroots campaign. The strength of my campaign was the hundreds of dedicated volunteers that sacrificed their personal time to be a part of our effort.
“I walk away from this campaign knowing that our campaign staff and volunteers gave everything to our effort and for that I am eternally grateful and from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you to them.”