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Jim Silva


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CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2006 Republican AD-67 75001 Win
11-04-2008 Republican AD-67 108502 Win
11-02-2010 Republican AD-67 91108 Win

Candidate Biography:

James W. Silva
Born: January 15, 1944 in Fullerton, CA
Married: Connie
Children: Chad and Donna
University: San Jose State University (BS)

1986-1988: Member, Huntington Beach Planning Commission
1988-1994: Member, Huntington Beach City Council
1992: Mayor, City of Huntington Beach
1995-2006: Member, Orange County Board of Supervisors
2009-Present: Member, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education
2016: Delegate, Republican National Convention 
2026: Early Primary Candidate for SD-36 (withdrew)

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  • In 2009, Silva was the target of an attempted recall led by Bradford Bach. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2007-08)
Source: "Complete List of Recall Attempts" by the California Secretary of State (Accessed 2/14/2011)