Jim Silva

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Jim Silva
Jim Silva.jpg
California State Assembly District 67
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Orange county Board of Supervisors
Mayor of Huntington Beach
Bachelor'sSan Jose State University
Master'sChapman University
ProfessionEconomics Teacher
Office website
Jim Silva is a former Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 67 from 2006 to 2012. He served on the Orange County Board of Supervisors from 1994 to 2006 and was Mayor of Huntington Beach from 1992 to 1994.


Silva is a member of the Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Transit Authority and South Coast Air Quality Management District.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silva served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silva served on these committees:


Political Courage test

Silva did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Silva's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 269 - Elections: corruption of voting
  • AB 322 - Less lethal weapons
  • AB 693 - State Board of Equalization: administration

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



Silva was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Silva won re-election to the 67th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Democrat Rosalind Freeman in the November 2 general election.[3]

California State Assembly, District 67 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Silva (R) 91,108
Rosalind Freeman (D) 46,435


In 2008, Silva was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 67. Silva (R) finished with 108,502 votes while his opponent Steve Blount (D) finished with 65,622 votes.[4]

California State Assembly District 67
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Silva (R) 108,502
Steve Blount (D) 65,622

Campaign donors


In 2010, Silva raised $577,276 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $11,700
Altria $7,800
Pechanga Band Of Luiseno Mission Indians $7,800
Barona Band Of Mission Indians $6,900


Below are Silva's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians $7,200
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians $7,200
Physicians for the Group Practice of Medicine $7,100
Farmers Insurance Group $5,600
Irvince Co $5,600

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[7][8]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Silva ranked as a 3.[9]


Silva and his wife, Connie, have two children.

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Preceded by
California State Assembly District 67
Succeeded by
Melissa Melendez (R)