Joe Silvestri grew up on Long Island, New York and spent his first thirty years there, moving to Las Vegas in 1997. He received his B.A. in 1987 from SUNY College at New Paltz and received a Masters degree from SUNY at Stonybrook in 1993. Joe currently works for the Clark County School District where he teaches geography. He also works as a Realtor for Realty Success Systems, Ltd., and continues to work his summers back on Long Island where he has worked as an ocean lifeguard for the past twenty years.
Joe is honored to have been allowed to work for the Libertarian Party by serving as Libertarian Party Clark County Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nevada.
Other work experiences include educator (since 1989), sunday school teacher (where he discovered a love for teaching), coach (Varsity, JV, and junior high) for several sports (including Cross County, Volleyball, and Track and Field), HOA Board member, radio show host (both during and after college), retail manager for a music/bookstore, and several "get you through college" jobs that left great memories.
Contemporary writers that influence his thinking include favorite syndicated columnist Vin Suprynowicz, Harry Browne, and Robert L. Heinlein. Malcolm X is a personal hero for whom his son Colby gets his middle name. Roots is his favorite film. King's X is his favorite band.
In his spare time he enjoys back-country hiking and camping, reading, exercise, music, and riding motorcycles. Joe has very little spare time and treasures every moment!
Joe is very happily married to Julie (his best friend) and they LOVE being parents to their son Colby Malcolm and daughter Macie Jean.
He's running for Congress to help leave our children a better world.