Huntington Beach, California , United States
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|Info||Jim Silva is a life long resident of Orange County. He is the first supervisor in the history of Orange County who was actually born in the county. Jim was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in November of 1994, and took office January 1995, one month after the county declared bankruptcy. He was re-elected in November 1998, and again in March of 2002. Previously, he served as Councilman and Mayor in the City of Huntington Beach. |
As the Mayor of Huntington Beach in 1992, Jim oversaw the rebuilding of the famous Huntington Beach Pier that was destroyed in a winter storm. The pier was rebuilt on time and under budget. He has displayed the same fiscal conservative philosophy in getting the county out of the 1994 bankruptcy.
He maintains his home in Huntington Beach with his wife, Connie, a special education teacher. They have two children, Chad and Donna. Both are graduates of Marina High School and the United States Air Force Academy. They are currently serving as officers in the Air Force.
Supervisor Silva's professional experience includes 28 years as an economics teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District. In addition to teaching, Jim was also actively involved in real estate as a broker. Outside interests include traveling with Connie to visit their children, and time permitting, they enjoy bicycle riding along the Orange County coast.
In addition to serving on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Jim is a member of the Orange County Transit Authority, Orange County Sanitation District, South Coast Air Quality Management District and LAFCO and sits on the boards and commissions of many other organizations.
Supervisor Silva received his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University and a Masters Degree from Chapman University.