Brian Silvernale

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District 5
Political Affiliation:
20 year veteran of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. I hold the rank of Lieutenant and am on the Sheriff's executive staff. I am a bureau commander within our Detention Services Division
Graduate of Prescott High School, attended college at New Mexico Military Institute and Yavapai College.
Married to the same wonderful woman for 20 years, 3 kids (17,13 & 12). Lots of extended family in the Prescott and surrounding areas as we have been locals here since 1968.
Christian and an active member of Heights Church. My wife and I have worked in children and youth ministries from infant through high school and are currently one of the longest serving leader teams within our young adult ministry.
The people and businesses of Yavapai County are affected daily by the decisions made by our Board of Supervisors. I am running to give voice to your concerns and ensure that your interests are being fairly and honestly represented. I will bring clarity and transparency in government. I believe in an effective yet small and fiscally responsible government. Through collaboration, efficiency, accountability, transparency and strong leadership, this is fully attainable. These are skill sets that I bring to the table daily in my current representation of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. My strong leadership qualities, desire to serve, dependability and experience working cooperatively and in collaboration with multiple County and non-County entities already makes me the best possible candidate for the position.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws S* A country's borders and immigration policy is the cornerstone of economic and personal security and freedoms. Our border laws must be enforced and protected.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S* One of our most basic freedoms is our ability to choose. Education and our ability to choose that education is paramount to our nations success/continuation.
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals O* Private individuals rights to sell or transfer their personal property, regardless of type of property are already to heavily regulated.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O* Abortions are the leading cause of death in our nation. No government has any business funding the mass murder of their own citizens.
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother S* Our unalienable right to life is the backbone of our nations foundation. Life begins at conception and is just as valuable as any other.
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others O* Governments must conduct business impartially. Providing incentives to certain industries and not others leads to politicians being bought and governments being run by special interests.
7. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances O* Gender is already covered by nondiscrimination ordinances. As far as I'm concerned, gender is determined at birth.
8. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome S* I support parent's rights to seek any professional services for their minor children for any reason. We must not limit a parents obligation to parent.
9. Setting minimum wages above the state minimum wage O* Government controlled wages is socialism. Wages should be set based on what markets will bear and by the industries operating within those markets.
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S* Protection of individual rights and freedoms is the #1 job of government. Government must not trample individual rights under the guise of protecting someone else's.