The person was said to be intolerant of diverse communities, including discriminating based on race and sexuality.
LGBT organizations and atheist groups protested Silva hosting civic meetings in a church that opposed LGBT rights.
|Party Candidate Votes %|
|Republican Anthony||Silva 43,991 59.24|
|Democratic Ann||Johnston||(incumbent) 30,263 40.76|
|Total||votes 74,254 100.0|
LGBT groups protested Silva's appointment of someone to a city planning commission.