Hello, my name is David Silva and I am running for Buellton’s District 4 City Council seat. Living almost my entire life in Santa Barbara County, I was so excited for my family to make Buellton our forever home. I would like to serve as your councilmember to continue to improve and enhance the city of Buellton so that current and future residents can enjoy a safe, vibrant, and caring community. If elected, my top priorities would be:
If given the opportunity to be your councilmember, I will bring a dynamic perspective to social issues, create a responsible process for economic concerns, and celebrate Buellton’s diverse and thriving community. I believe that politics are best when differing opinions are respected. I feel a personal responsibility to serve the community and strive to make positive change for all our community members.
You may be asking yourself, “What qualifies David to be in politics?” I asked myself that before running as well. Through my work in the non-profit world, I have seen how engaged and passionate people can transform their community. I believe that this commitment—along with my decade of work in fundraising and nonprofit administration—make me qualified to serve you. I recognize that I may not be an expert in many things, but my strength lies in my humility. I want to use my platform to hear from those in the community who are the true experts.
In government, decisions should not be made behind closed doors. I would like to bring change to Buellton’s government structure to engage our residents. Accessibility and transparency would be the heart of my work. Together, I hope we can make Buellton even better and share pride in the legacy we leave for future generations.