Joy Silver is Not For Sale


As Trump left the Valley last week with a new wad of California cash from his recent fundraiser, early voting in the Democratic primary to remove our impeached president is on.

Whichever Democrat wins the presidential nomination, I’ll give everything I have to help them beat Trump. His win in 2016 is the reason I entered politics. So when Trump Republicans give $250K to play golf with the president, that’s a list of individuals who’d better not dare try to send me a check.

You can’t say the same about every major candidate in this race.

The Chandi Group, led by Nachhattar Chandi, is a huge donor to Donald Trump—giving as much as $250,000 to play golf with him this past Wednesday.  It made the news. Chandi, who typically gives to politicians to further his business interests and influence, has donated to candidates in this race.

I want to work for the people of my district, my neighbors, friends and family—and that’s who makes up the grassroots coalition that funds our campaign. That’s why I need you to help me stand up to Trump and his cronies, and finish strong on March 3rd.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to flip Jeff Stone’s red seat.  Let’s do this together.

Joy’s Endorsements

 Joy Silver has received over 150 endorsements and formal statements of support. Here are what just a few people have to say. 

Joy Silver works to alleviate the housing crisis, protect healthcare, and deliver effective long-range services.

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers and a national leader in the fight for fair wages and safe workplaces, has endorsed my campaign. I am honored to have her support and inspired by her faith in my ability to fight for our progressive values in Sacramento!

Joy Silver

“Riverside County needs Joy Silver in the State Senate – for a stronger California. She will help create affordable housing, advance the renewable energy economy with good-paying sustainable jobs, and protect healthcare for more Californians. A woman of vision, she is a powerful advocate for equality and inclusion, and I am proud to endorse her. Please join me in my support of Joy.”

Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Joy Silver will fight for good jobs, a 21st-century green economy, and make sure that working people get what we need from Sacramento. I am proud to endorse her for State Senate.

CA 20 State Senator Connie Leyva

“Time and time again, Joy Silver has shown us she is here for the City of Coachella whenever we need her.

Josie Gonzalez, City of Coachella Councilwoman

Comite Latino

“Joy Silver fights for the issues that are important to us.”

Jose Garduno, Comite Latino of Coachella


“Just a year after almost flipping California’s 28th Senate District, Joy Silver is back. We at LPAC know she will deliver the representation the people of the 28th District deserve, and we’re proud to be endorsing her again.”

Notable Endorsements

California Democratic Party

Riverside County Democratic Party

Dolores Huerta – Co-founder, National Farmworkers Association

Chicano Latino Caucus of San Bernardino County

Comite Latino of Coachella


Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Southern California District Council

Teamsters Joint Council 42

United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 582 – Orange County




Equality California


Center for Freethought Equality

California Nurses Association CNA




National Women’s Political Caucus California



Progressive Veterans of Riverside County

Riverside County NOW

Temecula Valley Campaign Action Group

Victory Fund




California Endorsements

Eleni Kounalakis , Lt Governor State of California

Fiona Ma, CA State Treasurer

Senator Connie Leyva, SD 20, (Chair CA Women’s Legislative Caucus,  Senate   Democratic Caucus)

Senator Ben Allen, CA SD 26 (Chair of Jewish Legislative Caucus)

Senator Hannah Beth Jackson, CA SD 19

Senator Bill Monning, CA SD 17

Assem. Jose Medina, AD 61

Greg Lucas Rodriguez, Gov Affairs, for Perez, Riverside County Board of Supervisors

California State Legislative  LGBTQ Caucus

California State Legislative Jewish Caucus

California NOW

California State Legislative Native American Caucus

Democratic Clubs (Riverside County)

Activist of the Year: Democratic Women of the Desert

Brownie Mary Democratic Club

Temecula Valley Dems

Democratic Headquarters of the Desert

Southwest Riverside County Dems

Democratic Women of the Desert

Shadow Hills Sun City Dems

The Pass Dems

Democrats in Sun City, Palm Desert

City Council

Russ Betts, Desert Hot Springs, City Councilmember

Dr. Jen Campbell, San Diego District 2, City Councilmember

Denise Davis , Redlands, City Councilmember

Steveonna Evans, Adelanto, City Councilmember

Erin Edwards, Riverside, City Councilmember

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, La Quinta, City Councilmember

Josie Gonzalez, City of Coachella, City Councilmember

Rita Lamb, Cathedral City, City Councilmember

Tim Sheridan, Lake Elsinore, City Councilmember

Colleen Wallace, Banning, City Councilmember

Ascencion Torres, Past council member Indio 2010-2014, Perris 1991-1999

Brian Youens , Past Mayor Pro Tem, City of Murrieta



Jose Alcala, Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees Area 4

MaryJane Sanchez, Trustee, California Community Colleges Board COD

Senator Stefanics, New Mexico SD39

Democratic Club Members


(Individuals, Not Organization Endorsements)

Arch Aitcheson, Coordinator of Temecula Campaign Action GroupJuliann Anderson, Deputy City Attorney, Office of LA City AttorneyPaulina Angel, LGBTQ Rights ActivistAngela Barnes, Verbatim Hearing Reporter SSAHelene Berk, Registered Dietitian NutritionistJeffrey Bernstein, Destination PSPSimone Best, Portola CC Democratic ClubMaureen Bodine, Fund Raising Chair, Temecula Valley Dem ClubJoyce Bogosian, Retake Our Democracy, Media DirectorCynthia Bustos , Lead, Temecula Rise & Resist, Temecula: Moms Demand ActionShann Carr, Radio Host, Events PromoterBeth Caskie, Labor Relations RepresentativeSuellen Chodash, Outreach, Shadows Hills Sun City Dem ClubRocio Conde, LULAC of the DesertRev. Cheryl Corneliussen, Founding Member, HOPE Palm SpringsGail Christian, Producer, Palm Springs Women’s Jazz FestivalThomi Clinton, ED Transgender Health and Wellness CenterRuth Debra, Past President, Desert Stonewall DemocratsAmalia DeAztlan, Board Member & Past Pres., Democratic Women of the DesertLucy DeBardelaben, Producer, Palm Springs Women’s Jazz FestivalJulie D'Onofrio, SW Dems, Temecula Valley Dems, Eleanor Roosevelt Dem ClubPhil Drucker, 2014 SD 28 Democratic Candidate, Dean of LawJames Elia,  2018 Democratic Candidate ADEM 71Kimberly Ellis,  Progressive ActivistJohn Everett, President Emeritus Democrats In Sun City Shadow Hills - RCDP    Central Committee DelegateSue Everett, Democratic Women Of The Desert Board Member, 56 DelegateLois “Suji” Hochenauer-Fox,  Past President, Democrats of Southwest Riverside County. Past Chair, Fundraising and Club Support, RCDP. Current Volunteer & Fundraising Leadership, DSRCSpencer Freeman, President, Democrats of Southwest Riverside CountyAlan Geraci, 2018 AD Democratic Candidate, AttorneyDr. Avi Greene, President, Shadow Hills Dem ClubGreg Goodman , Owner, My Little Flower ShopAna Gonzales, President, Chicano Latino Caucus of San Bernardino CountyTrina Gonzales-Alesi, President, Desert Sands Teacher AssocElvira Herrera, Advocate for Domestic Violence and Rape CasesDeeAnn Hopings, Past Treasurer, Transgender CoalitionEdie Hylton, Past La Quinta Deputy City Manager Jeff Denean Jones, Dir. Of Programs, Walk of the Stars, Palm SpringsMari-Carmen Jordan, Retired USCIS Director Northern CAChris Ann Kallgren, RealtorAlan Kelly, Owner, My Little Flower ShopHarris Kight-Moore , Idyllwild Indivisible Political Action Co-OrdinatorRicard Loftus, Professor of MedicineJorge Lopez, Past President, Dem of SW Riverside CountyHugo Loyola, Managing Director, ALTA English PublishersDc Lozano, Community OrganizerDianne Markle-Greenhouse, Past Pres Dems of the Morongo BasinChuck McDaniel, Past Political Director IBEW 440Frances Miller, Member, Palm Desert Greens Dem Club RL Miller, Chair of the CA Dems Environmental Caucus Sylvia Montenegro, Past City of Coachella CouncilmemberLuz Moreno, Lead, Coachella Flying Doctors of AmericaEllen O’Rourke, Co-Coordinator, Courageous Resistance Palm SpringsYaya Ortiz, Culturas Coachella Valley, Shelter from The StormChuck Parker, Salton Sea CoalitionRalph Perry, Treasurer, Palm Desert Greens Democratic ClubMichael Pic, Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, ChairLaura Ramsey, Democrats of the DesertFrank Riley, VP for Political Action Sun City Democratic ClubRonni Sanlo, Author, Past Director, LGBT Centers, UCal, U MichiganSteve Schwartz, Temecula Valley Democrats, Special Ass’t. to PresidentJudy Shea, CEO, Veterans HomeTami Sims, CA Delegate for AD 75Michelle Singleton, 2018 Dem Candidate, AD 67Lewis Stewart, Board, ACLU SoCal Kelly Watson, Women’s Film Producer Priya Vedula,  South Chair, California Young Democrats Women's Caucus, Co-founder, National Farmworkers AssociationConstance Janes Youens, Member, Democratic Club of SW Riverside County 
Community Members
Shirelle Alexander Pilar Amaral Debby Anspach Gloria Bachmann Darlene Backlund Pamela Ballard Sheila J Baron Mary Barth Allison Beggs Stu Berger Linda Bergman Patty Bialak Christian “Otto” Billson Carole Bowen Linda Brandt Susan Brennan DC Gailya L Brown Arlene Bruce Susan & Alan Byron Diane Cammarata, RN, PMHNP-BC, Lorraine Carlson Barbara Carpenter Noreen Caswell Luciana Chapman Marlene D. Cohen Joe Colton Michelle Coneybeare Maury Cooper Jeff Dean Nicollette Daniel Brian De Vries Donna DiCiaula Sally Diggs Nancy Dion Sherri Domenigoni Mike Donschesk Marge Doyle Susan Dye Judy Fieldhouse Bonnie Findley Red Findley Eileen Garvey John Gauthier Kat Gilmore-Forath Renee Glickman Lois Graziano Patricia Goffney Karen Gundel Jill Hendren Denise Highiet Jono Hildner Mari-Carmen Jordan Audrey Joseph Dev Khalsa Frederick Knauss Marci Lacy Joanie Laine James Lauerman Dr. Leslie Lakind Pat Leach Tim Leary Ann Leiboh Phylis Lemberg Linda Levy Loretta Harris Mary Jo Malone Carol Marcuse Samuel Marram M. Joan Martin Meg Maryatt Valerie Masi Marc McClellan Danielle Mendoza Jim Mercado Donald Miller Peter Millington Donald Morgan Janaki Morgan Kathy Mrodek Janice Murasko Barbara Grewell Musson Kelly Musson Pierre Musson Brian Novak Sofia Okolowicz Brenda Olivares Doug Oostdyk Lupe Pacheco Joy Perrin Nancy Polacheck Carol Pollard Jim Pollard Roberta Reid Joellen Resare Sara Robins-Stiles Barbara Rodin Linda Joy Salas Isabelle Sarfati Charles Schaeffer Linda Scher Ann Sheffer Timothy Sheridan Dr. Scott Sherman Dr. Sharon Siegel Tami Sims Stephen C Sinner VJ Sleight Anyse Smith Bill Souza Susan St. Louis Jane Stampe Elizabeth Stephenson Dixie Lee Stevens Kathy Stiner Martin Stone Bonnie Stroock Mark Swartz Lanny Swerdlow Sue Townsley Jaimie Trachtenberg, LCSW, ACHP-SW Oliver Unaka Rob Weiser Owain Wilcox Veronica Wiseman Timothy Wood Terre York Rita Yribar Paula Zerfoss
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About Joy Silver


Joy Silver has 30 years of hands-on experience in executive management, healthcare, affordable housing, senior living, community planning and business and economic development.



Joy currently serves as Regional Director of Southern California for an affordable housing developer that has delivered needed services to thousands of low-income individuals and families. She founded and managed a senior living community and became a California state licensed senior care administrator. Prior to moving west, she was Chief Strategy Officer of a New York City medical center, where she led a team of medical professionals and support staff in providing quality comprehensive care to more than 40,000 patients each year, serving hundreds of thousands.

As a champion of emerging businesses in multicultural communities, Joy has the practical experience to get things done.

She is a diplomatic problem-solver who can analyze difficult situations and work together with community leaders and citizens to create viable solutions. She can be counted on to consider the environmental, financial and social impact of any legislative proposals.

Joy is a member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Desert Business Association, and the American Society on Aging. She is active in Lift To Rise, a community action network to increase affordable housing for the Coachella Valley.

She also served on the L-Fund of Palm Springs, on the PALS Palm Springs steering committee, and was Chair of the Steinway Society of Riverside County’s Wellness Committee, offering quality arts education to children throughout the Inland Empire.

Joy grew up in Philadelphia, in a working-class family, where both her mother and father were detectives. She attended public schools and earned her BA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is dedicated to making sure that other families have access to quality public schools and higher education, equal career opportunities, and the economic security to raise a family and pursue their dreams. After a career that led her to understand many diverse cultures in various urban and suburban communities, Joy now lives in Palm Springs with her partner Atma Wiseman.

In her spare time, Joy enjoys reading to preschool-aged children at Martha’s Village & Kitchen in Indio.

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Joy Silver is running to make Riverside County a welcoming home and a thriving community for everyone. We can make a difference in areas that matter such as healthcare, affordable housing, education, and our climate but that effort starts with you.

Donate what you can today to show the strength of our people-powered campaign. 

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Joy Silver on the Issues

Joy Silver will put her business experience to work in Sacramento to deliver for our communities.

Joy is a business owner and a champion of emerging businesses. She’s made tough decisions and delivered real results, in good times and bad. She has a deep commitment to early childhood education and investment in higher learning and career and vocational training.

  • Joy Silver built a senior living community from the ground up, to help seniors retire with dignity and security.
  • Joy Silver led a team in the provision of comprehensive healthcare and mental health services.
  • Joy Silver has given back to her community through organizations working on equality and education.

Joy will bring her practical approach to the legislature and focus on getting things done!

Joy Silver has delivered real results on affordable housing by working to build senior living communities and bring more affordable homes to Riverside County.

In the State Senate, Joy will tackle the affordable housing crisis Riverside families are facing:

  • Fighting for our fair share of state housing funds to reduce Riverside County’s affordable housing shortage.
  • Strengthening protections for working families, seniors, and veterans on fixed incomes from evictions.
  • Increasing the number of shelters for people facing housing insecurity, and aiding adults living with chronic mental illness to find emergency housing and services.


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The Renewable Energy economy is a 21st century solution for good-paying, sustainable jobs. Today fossil fuels still dominate every aspect of our lives – from fuel to plastic goods, from electricity and even in fertilizer that grows our food. From documented cases of cancer causation, birth defects and air pollution, the effects have a negative impact on every living being, wildlife, oceans, and endangers our existence.very existence.

Joy’s Priorities:

  • Protect clean air and clean water and provide healthy food free from carcinogens for all communities.
  • Work to solve the challenges Salton Sea.
  • Protect vulnerable communities who often bear the brunt of environmental injustice.
  • Upgrade buildings to achieve maximal energy and water efficiency.
  • We can – we must – protect clean air and clean water and provide healthy food free from carcinogens for all communities.

Joy Silver knows that we can meet 100 percent of our power needs through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy by expanding existing renewable power sources.

Silver and her legislative team have an initiative to strengthen renewable energy efforts here in California. Keep Our Skies Clean Act (KOSCA) is designed to use renewable energy sources for jet fuel to help in the effort to ensure clean air, clean water and clean food.

Joy Silver is running for State Senate to bring practical solutions for the challenges we face. She will always stand up for the people of Riverside County and fight for our fair share of resources from Sacramento.

Joy’s Healthcare Priorities

Reduce The Cost of Prescription Drugs:  California must continue to lead the way in expanding drug pricing transparency, and group negotiating purchase power in order to help lower costs and ensure greater access to life saving drugs for more Californians.

Protect Existing Coverage: The GOP Congress’ reckless plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be disastrous for Riverside families and put Medi-Cal and Medicare in jeopardy for Riverside County. With her career experience in healthcare, Joy is uniquely positioned to work on these challenges.


    Protecting Healthcare

    Prioritize Preventative Care To Tame Costs: The best way to keep patient’s health, especially seniors, is through regular checkups and preventative care that stops illnesses before they get worse. Joy will work to change the incentives in our healthcare system so that providers are encouraged to perform more preventative care, saving lives and saving money.

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