Ashley Swearengin

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Ashley Swearingen
Mayor of Fresno
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 7
Base salary$131,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Campaign $$1,131,777
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Fresno
Master'sCalifornia State University, Fresno
Date of birthMay 24, 1972
Office website
Campaign website
Ashley Swearingen (b. May 24, 1972) is the current Mayor of Fresno, California. She was first elected in 2008.[1]

Swearengin was considered a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer in 2016, but she ultimately decided against running for the seat.[2][3]


Swearengin holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fresno.[1]



See also: United States Senate election in California, 2016

Swearengin was considered a potential candidate in the 2016 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent California.[2] However, she declined to run for the seat.[3]


See also: California down ballot state executive elections, 2014

In 2014, Swearengin was a Republican candidate for California Controller.[4] In the general election on November 4, 2014, she lost to Betty Yee (D).

California Controller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty Yee 54% 3,810,304
     Republican Ashley Swearengin 46% 3,249,668
Total Votes 7,059,972
Election Results via California Secretary of State.
California Controller, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAshley Swearengin 24.8% 1,001,473
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty Yee 21.7% 878,195
     Democratic John Perez 21.7% 877,714
     Republican David Evans 21% 850,109
     Green Laura Wells 5.7% 231,352
     Democratic Tammy D. Blair 5% 200,532
Total Votes 4,039,375
Election Results via California Secretary of State.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swearengin is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Swearengin raised a total of $1,131,777 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 16, 2015.[5]

Ashley Swearengin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 California Controller Defeated $1,131,777
Grand Total Raised $1,131,777


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Swearengin and her husband, Paul, have two children: Sydney and Samuel.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alan Autry
Mayor of Fresno
2008 – Present
Succeeded by