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Anthony Silva joins race for Stockton


Boys and Girls Club Executive Director to Challenge Stockton’s Mayor

STOCKTON — “I am standing before you tonight to officially announce my intentions to become the next mayor of the City of Stockton,” said CEO and president of the Boys and Girls Cub, Anthony Silva, as he stood before an audience of more than 200 at Variety`s Banquet Hall on Wednesday, February 29th .

Anthony Silva,CEO and president of the Boys and Girls Cub, announces that he is running for mayor.

Silva is a former Stockton Parks and Recreations commissioner and a former Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) board president. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silver Lake Camp and the Miss San Joaquin County scholarship program. Additionally, Silva works at the San Joaquin County`s human Service Agency as the Aquatic program Director,where he teaches children swimming and water polo.

“I am not afraid to make tough and right decisions, to take on gangs, to address the homeless situation or to challenge special interest groups,” expressed Silva. “I am especially not afraid to roll up my sleeves and work to clean up the city by taking it back one street at a time.”

In addition to his anti-crime agenda and the City’s budget, Silva explained that one of his priorities is creating jobs. “I will implement an aggressive plan to market our city in good light and help bring new industries and new opportunities to Stockton.”

“If elected Mayor, I will not take the 80,000 per year stipend until the city can get approved a balanced budget,” declared Silva in his speech. Silva acknowledged that Stockton is in one of the worst economic periods in our history, with record-breaking crime statistics: “it is not what I want people to think of when they think about our city.”

“Imagine a city with enough jobs for graduates, where people walk the streets without the fear to of crime, a city where we don’t close public libraries and community centers,” said Silva as she shared his future vision of Stockton to the audience.

Thus far four others have expressed interest in running against Mayor Ann Johnston; those interested to lead Stockton’s City Council are: Bar Owner Jimmie Rishwain, Auto Dealer Anthony Stevens, Plant Maintenance Supervisor James Butler, and former council member Ralph Lee White.

About Dennise Rocha

Journalist with Bilingual Weekly Newspaper

Discussion

11 thoughts on “Anthony Silva joins race for Stockton

  1. Anothony Silva is a stand up dude i met him i know how to read someone and being a person who grew up here even went to the same schools as he did just different times i know this guy and seen what he has seen in stockton and has ways and ideas to change it where as ann johnston …come on really we all seen the ideas of her likes she has big city ideas in a city that is more of a town cause of how it is run. Let this guy in there and over time i know it will get better this guy really knows and for all that are not convinced stockton hurts right now and to keep the same person in charge ????

    Posted by kevin | September 19, 2012, 4:40 pm
  2. Silva, NO BUENO!!! HIDE YOUR GIRLS!! IF THEY’RE ALMOST 18 AND OVER DONT LET THEM GET HIRED FOR BGC OR ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM THEY ONLY GOT HIRED BECAUSE HE WANTS TO GET IN THEIR PANTS!!! HE’S MANIPULATIVE MAN WHEN HE WANTS A GIRL..HE’LL HELP YOU YEAH SURE BUT HES DOING IT BECAUSE HE WANTS SOMETHING…HE GIVES UNDERAGE PEOPLE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES…SOME ROLE MODEL FOR MAYOR? LOL

    Posted by CEE CEE | April 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
  3. Anthony pays his Boys & Girls Club employees to comment on his negative press (Joshua & Ashley above both take a Boys & Girls Club pay check). He also uses them post campaign signs, knock on doors and assist in his political efforts. He uses female employees as dates to attend his events. No matter what is said, these are concrete facts. Using a non-profit with needy children to benefit your campaign is coruption at it’s finest. Please just go away Silva.

    Posted by DaisyB | April 24, 2012, 11:15 am
    • Woah there, your making huge acusations there Dasiy, Anthony Silva pays me nothing for the work i do for him. All Anthony Silva has done for me personally was be a good friend and get me involved in the community. Everybody who’s helping Silva is’nt getting payed for whatever they may be doing to help benifit him in his campaign, we’re doing it because Anthony is a great person, he’s our friend, and we all know that if we ever needed help he would have our back, not because of some “Pay check”. I mean do you honestly believe that Anthony Silva has enough money to even support that claim ? He’s no where near rich like some of the other canidates. As for the claim about him dating his female employees is yet another false statement. I would like to know where you find out all of your “Concrete facts”. And may i ask, How is Silva using the Boys & Girls Club to benifit his campaign thats curroptive ? He’s been the CEO for awhile now, and has been involved with the community for as long as i can remember. So Daisy, how about you just go away, theres no need for you to accuse anyone of anything when all your saying is a lie, you have no idea what your talking about. But yes im here to defend Anthony Silva, but because i want to, not because i was asked or told to.

      Posted by Joshua | April 25, 2012, 5:39 am
      • Joshua, you have been a paid employee of the the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton. That is a fact. He has dated his past employees; more than one girl much younger than he. That is a fact. Defend as you wish but do not refute facts.

        Posted by Daisyb | May 6, 2012, 1:01 pm
  4. what do you mean by Union GOON? He does not belong to any union

    Posted by ashley | March 19, 2012, 11:49 am
  5. Clarify: “Union Goon”

    Posted by Munner FourOneThree | March 6, 2012, 11:38 am
  6. If he’s just another Union good he ain’t getting my vote………….

    Posted by Munner FourOneThree | March 6, 2012, 11:38 am
    • Anthony Silva is not a “Union Goon”. Anthony Silva is the hard working man who’s been here all of his life and really understands what this city of Stockton needs. He’s out in our communitity everyday helping someone in some shape or form just out of the good will of his heart. Stockton NEEDS Anthony Silva.

      Posted by Joshua | April 14, 2012, 10:56 pm

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