Thomas (Tom) T. Silva
A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 15 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Unsuccesful Yakima County Commissioner candidate in 2000 election.
Other Professional Experience: He spent last 31+ years in Yakima County Regional Clean Air Authority, 5+ years as Director. He had 8+ years prior industrial experience in technical/managerial capacities. He is currently acting manager of family farm in Wapato.
Education: BS Chemical Engineering, MBA Courses, Continuing Education Units in Public Administration and Program Management.
Community Service: Board Member, Generating Hope/Noah's Ark Homeless Drop-in Center in Wapato. Member, Wapato School District Education Committee. Past Board Member, Yakima Valley Filipino-American Community. Past Member, Kamiakin Kiwanis Past Member, Yakima Valley Homeless Network Knight, Knights of Columbus
Statement: This candidacy is about job creation, improved education, and economic stability. I will seek legislative measures to assist small businesses and starting entrepreneurs and to encourage large businesses to greater utilization of local small industries. I will ask for necessary resources to train educators more effective proven techniques of educating our children to achieve parity or excel children aptitude with those of other countries. I will have open public interaction in an atmosphere of honesty, fort rightness, and transparency. In conduct of pursuing such goals, I will lead my colleagues to restore public confidence in political processes and government integrity.