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Swalwell was endorsed by former Representative [[Ellen Tauscher]] in his general election battle with fellow [[Democrat]] [[Pete Stark]].  This was reportedly due to Stark's "hostility" towards The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a top antiterrorism, energy and nuclear weapons research facilities located in the district.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Ex-Rep-Ellen-Tauscher-backs-Stark-s-foe-3703852.php ''San Francisco Chronicle,'' "Ex-Rep. Ellen Tauscher backs Stark's foe," July 12, 2012]</ref>
He was also endorsed by [[Don Perata]], former President Pro Tem of the California State Senate and Bay Area Democrat.<ref>[http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/08/14/dem-biggie-don-perata-latest-to-endorse-eric-swalwell-over-20-term-rep-pete-stark/ ''SFGate,'' "Dem biggie Don Perata latest to endorse Eric Swalwell over 20-term Rep. Pete Stark," August 14, 2012]</ref>

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Eric Swalwell
Eric Swalwell.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 15
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorMike Honda (D)
Assistant Democratic Whip
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$826,186
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Dublin City Council
High schoolDublin High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park
J.D.University of Maryland, College Park
Date of birthNov. 16, 1980
Place of birthSac City, Iowa
Net worthN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Eric Swalwell is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 15th Congressional District of California in 2012. He was first elected in 2012.[1]


Swalwell was raised in Dublin, California.[2]


  • Dublin High School
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Government and Politics
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Juris Doctor


Since 2006, Swalwell has served as a prosecutor for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.[2]

Committee Assignments

U.S. House


Swalwell serves on the following committees:[3]


Campaign themes


Swalwell's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Education
Excerpt: "With education, we should think globally but allow decisions to be made locally. Eric Swalwell will use his background as the founder and president of the Dublin High School Alumni Association, business background, experience in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, education policy knowledge and school leadership experience to create substantive reforms to our education system."
  • National Defense & Vets
Excerpt: "The United States plays a critical role in maintaining global peace and stability. This includes acknowledging and aiding nations moving toward democracy and open society, and increasing pressure on those who continue to support tyranny, oppression, terrorism, and instability."
  • Mobile Congress
Excerpt: "The U.S. House of Representatives was created by the Framers of our Constitution to be the legislative body most accountable to voters; from standing for election every two years to proportional representation across the states, a Member of Congress was originally envisioned to be the voice of the people."
  • Economy & Jobs
Excerpt: "America’s comeback starts with new energy and a strong resurgence in American innovation and manufacturing. China, India, Germany and other countries have lured U.S. manufacturing -- old and new industries alike – with promises of cash, free land and buildings, and other subsidies that drive job creation and profitability."



See also: California's 15th congressional district elections, 2014

Swalwell is running for re-election in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 15th District. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.


Swalwell was endorsed in his re-election bid by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.[5] Pelosi also headlined a fundraiser for Swalwell in April 2013.[6]


See also: California's 15th congressional district elections, 2012

Swalwell won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 15th District.[1] He and district 13 incumbent Pete Stark (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Christopher Pareja (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Swalwell 52.1% 120,388
     Democratic Pete Stark Incumbent 47.9% 110,646
Total Votes 231,034
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swalwell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Swalwell raised a total of $826,186 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[9]

Eric Swalwell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 15) Won $826,186
Grand Total Raised $826,186


Breakdown of the source of Swalwell's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Swalwell won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Swalwell's campaign committee raised a total of $826,186 and spent $799,576.[10]


Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Swalwell missed 1 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[11]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Swalwell's net worth as of 2011 was estimated at $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[12]

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Honda
U.S. House, California, District 15
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by