Assemblymember Jim Silva
Assemblyman Jim Silva is a life-long resident of Orange County and was elected to the California State Legislature in 2006. He represents the 67th district, which includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma and Los Alamitos.…
Assemblyman Jim Silva is a life-long resident of Orange County and was elected to the California State Legislature in 2006. He represents the 67th district, which includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma and Los Alamitos. The district also includes portions of Stanton, Westminster, Garden Grove and Anaheim along with unincorporated areas of Rossmoor and Sunset Beach.
Assemblyman Silva is currently the Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media. He also serves on the Assembly Budget Committee, Assembly Budget Sub-Committee #3 (Resources), the Assembly Rules Committee and the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization.
Previously, Assemblyman Silva was a three-term member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Mayor of Huntington Beach, Councilman for the City of Huntington Beach and a high school economics teacher for twenty-eight years. In addition, Assemblyman Silva is a Licensed Real Estate Broker.
As Mayor of Huntington Beach in 1992, Jim Silva oversaw the rebuilding of the famous Huntington Beach Pier that was destroyed in a series of Pacific Ocean winter storms. The pier was rebuilt on time and under budget during Silva's tenure. Silva demonstrated this same type of leadership and fiscally conservative philosophy after assuming office on the Orange County Board of Supervisors just one month after the county declared bankruptcy in 1994; by insisting that the county pay off high-yielding bonds and by restructuring the debt, Silva helped taxpayers save over $512 million.
Assemblyman Silva and his wife Connie have been married 37 years and live in Huntington Beach. They have two children, Chad and Donna. Both are graduates of Marina High School and the United States Air Force Academy.
Assemblyman Silva received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from California State University, San Jose and his Master's Degree in Education from Chapman University.