Jim Silva

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Jim Silva
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 67th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Preceded by Tom Harman
Succeeded by Melissa Melendez
Member of the
Orange County Board of Supervisors from the 2nd District
In office
January 3, 1995 – December 4, 2006
Preceded by Harriett Wieder
Succeeded by John Moorlach
Personal details
Born (1944-01-15) January 15, 1944 (age 70)
Fullerton, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Connie Silva
Children Chad, Donna
Residence Huntington Beach, California
Alma mater San Jose State University (B.A.)
Chapman University (M.A.)
Occupation Teacher/Real Estate Broker
Website http://www.assembly.ca.gov/silva

James Wayne Silva (born January 15, 1944) is a Republican United States politician who served in the California State Assembly.

A native of Orange County, Silva earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from San Jose State University and a master's degree from Chapman University. He was an economics teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District from 1966 until 1994, when he was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Silva holds a real estate broker's license.

Silva served on the Huntington Beach City Council from 1988 until 1994, when he was elected to the Board of Supervisors. Silva was Mayor of Huntington Beach. Silva served three terms as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, representing the second district from 1995 to 2006, when he was elected to the State Assembly. Silva is a former member of the Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Sanitation District, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and LAFCO.

Silva and his wife, Connie, married in 1970. Their son Chad, born 1976, and their daughter, Donna, born 1978, are both officers in the United States Air Force.

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California Assembly
Preceded by
Tom Harman
California State Assemblyman
67th District
2006–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Harriett Wieder
Orange County Supervisor
2nd District
1995–2006
Succeeded by
John Moorlach