Bill Quirk’s son, Ian, on the left.
PHOTO/Matthew Reamer, SFBG

ASSEMBLY | Assemblyman Bill Quirk’s dour demeanor has been written to death, but his son definitely does not take after his infamously straight-laced father.

In the Feb. 13 San Francisco Bay Guardian cover story that featured rising Bay Area bands, Quirk’s son, Ian, a drummer for the group Trails and Ways, talked about their body of work and, well, their bodies of work.

The Oakland quartet, whose music the weekly described as “dream pop,” posed semi-nude with paper maps covering their—again—“personal instruments.”

While the young Quirk’s musical career appears to have great possibilities, the first few months of his father’s first term in the State Assembly has been without distinction. With just two days left before the deadline to introduce new legislation, Quirk, who represents the 20th District covering Hayward, the Tri Cities and parts of Fremont, has offered just a single bill.

Although it’s very early in Quirk’s term, his slow start in Sacramento has given rise to whispers among possible opponents in 2014, including Dr. Jennifer Ong, the Democrat he defeated last November by just 917 votes.