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2ND DISTRICT SUPERVISORS RACE

JIM SILVA

An Orange County supervisor for the last four years, Silva touts his record as a fiscal conservative and leader who helped the county out of bankruptcy without raising taxes.

* Political party: Republican

* Age: 54

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* Residence: Huntington Beach

* Education: Bachelor of science, business, San Jose State University, 1966; master’s, education, Chapman College, 1974

* Career highlights: Elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in 1988 as pro-development for downtown area. Elected to county Board of Supervisors in 1994, a month before the county bankruptcy.

* Priorities: Continue support for the El Toro airport. Work on reducing the bankruptcy debt still owed by the county. Oversee a senior citizen help hotline the county will set up soon.

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DAVE SULLIVAN

A Huntington Beach councilman for six years, Sullivan launched his campaign as an El Toro airport opponent, thus garnering thousands of dollars of contributions from South County airport opponents.

* Political party: Republican

* Age: 60

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* Residence: Huntington Beach

* Education: Bachelor of science, biology, Boston College, 1959; dentistry degree, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1963; doctor of dental medicine, University of Detroit Dental School, 1966.

* Career highlights: Elected to Huntington Beach City Council in 1992 as an environmentalist who opposed development of local parks and the beachfront. Opposed police union’s attempted salary increases as “pension spiking.”

* Priorities: Create new majority to oppose development of the El Toro airport. Seek televised board meetings. Work on land swap with the owners of the Bolsa Chica mesa.

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