Joy Silver

California State Senate, District 28

Joy will be the first LGBTQ person to represent the 28th District in the California Senate.


Joy Silver is a small business owner who built a successful career as a health clinic executive, senior housing developer and business consultant through good times and bad . Now she’s running for State Senate to get Sacramento focused on the priorities that matter most to our communities.

Joy has the practical experience to get things done and strong values from a lifetime of experience serving seniors, providing healthcare to those in need and advocating for underserved communities and at-risk populations.

As State Senator for the 28th District, Joy will focus on bringing good jobs to Riverside County, investing in career and vocational training, providing universal health care coverage, building a clean energy economy and advocating for immigrant communities.

During her career, Joy founded senior living communities, operated retirement and health care centers for seniors, and developed senior housing, including affordable housing.

Joy served as Chief Strategy Officer of Choices Women’s Medical Centers, leading a team of medical professionals and support staff in providing quality comprehensive care to women.

As an active community advocate, Joy served two terms on the board of the American Society for the Aging, served on the L-Fund of Palm Springs, serves on the PALS Palm Springs steering committee and was the Chair of the Steinway Society of Riverside County’s Wellness Committee, which brings quality arts education to kids throughout the Inland Empire.

Joy grew up in a working-class family in Philadelphia. After a career in business that led her all over the country, Joy now lives in Palm Springs with her partner Atma Wiseman.

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