The mayor gets ordained

Stockton faces tough challenges. Crime, unemployment, changing growth strategies, blight, downtown revival, to name a few. And Mayor Anthony Silva has responded – by becoming a mail-order minister.

Silva announced last night he is now ordained to marry people. 

It is unclear whether Silva feels the mayor’s job is not spiritually fulfilling enough. It is clear Silva feels the need for side projects. Though he is paid six figures to fill the job of full-time mayor, he devotes hours to the former Boys and Girls Club, to meddling in Stockton Unified trustee races and now to peoples’ nuptials.

Perhaps he can offer Elvis weddings.

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