20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Going back to his days on the Hayward City Council, a departing colleague once noted with a smile that Bill Quirk’s surname matched his personality. Assemblymember Bill Quirk, in fact, fully embraces his quirkiness and it showed again Thursday night.
While the Assembly was continuing a long slog through hundreds of bills Thursday night and today, Quirk and San Diego Republican Assemblymember Marie Waldron passed the time with a little exercise around the perimeter of the Assembly floor. It also gained the attention of equally bored members of the capitol press corps.
UPDATE: @AsmBillQuirk and @MarieWaldron75 at 35 bipartisan laps around Assembly during recess. Better than talking in circles… pic.twitter.com/etLlVlWSiC
— Guy Marzorati (@GuyMarzorati) September 15, 2017
Final count: 52 laps around the floor
— Bill Quirk (@AsmBillQuirk) September 15, 2017
Sitting all day is unhealthy! Besides end-of-session is always stressful. With a two hour delay waiting for bills, we keep positive!
— Marie Waldron (@MarieWaldron75) September 15, 2017
Quirk and Waldron’s evening stroll captured the attention of the snarky Vanity Caucus Twitter feed, which tweeted “Quirk and Waldron went full senior mall walker doing laps on the Asm floor.. Asm Mall Walkers Caucus…start the Twitter feed now.”