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Silverman gets backing of Ornellas for city council

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POSTED May 2, 2014 1:37 a.m.

Manteca City Council hopeful Rich Silverman received the endorsement of Leroy Ornellas who represented most of the City of Manteca from 2001-2012 on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. 

“Rich Silverman has proven his commitment to Manteca through his community involvement and active volunteer work,” Ornellas said. “ Rich will make an excellent addition to the Manteca City Council.” 

Silverman currently serves as a member of Manteca’s Rapid Response Team, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the Fire Department’s Seniors Assisting Fire Efforts (SAFE). Rich also serves as a Commissioner on Manteca’s Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Commission and as a Commissioner on the San Joaquin County Commission on Aging. 

He has also received the endorsements of Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford and the Chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Bob Elliot who currently represents Manteca.

Silverman, 68, was born in Los Angeles. He grew up in southern California, attending local schools. After high school, Rich earned his Associated Arts Degree in Administration of Justice from Los Angeles City College. He then went on to graduate cum laude in Management, receiving his Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s College.

Silverman worked for Pacific Bell / AT&T and served in a number of capacities in the Revenue 

Accounting Department serving as a billing system manager, an internal financial consultant, a systems analyst and as a programmer. After leaving AT&T, he worked as a senior financial management consultant for Fujitsu Consulting.

In 1993, Rich earned his license as a Certified Tax Preparer from the California Tax Education Council and worked as tax preparer for over 10 years. He later joined Jackson Hewitt Tax Services where he has worked as a senior preparer for the past 9 years.

Silverman is a military veteran who served in the US Naval Air Reserve from 1965-1977. While in the Navy, he served as an Aviation Electricians Mate, and later as a Data Processing Tech for a Naval Air Intelligence unit and was honorably discharged, remaining active as a member of the American Legion and Fleet Reserve Association.

Silverman and his wife Linda have been married for over 34 years. They have 3 children: Denise, Matthew and Debbie and have 3 grandchildren.

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