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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 15

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Eric Swalwell

United States Congressman
242,991 votes (70.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Enact commonsense laws to help end gun violence
  • Make sure a college education doesn't come with a lifetime of debt
  • Protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts or privatization



Profession:Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Representative, United States House of Representatives, U.S. Congress (2013–current)
Member, United State House of Representatives, Congress — Elected position (2013–current)
Prosecutor, Office of Alameda County District Attorney (2006–2012)
Councilman, Dublin City Council — Elected position (2010–2012)
Commissioner, Dublin Planning Commission — Appointed position (2008–2010)
Commissioner, Dublin Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission — Appointed position (2006–2008)


University of Maryland Law Degree (2006)
University of Maryland Bachelor of Arts, government & politics (2003)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Eric Swalwell:

If you're sick, you should be seen, and if you're seen you shouldn't go broke. I support coverage for all - Medicare for any American who wants it, a public option operating alongside and competing with private insurance plans in order to drive prices down for everyone.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Eric Swalwell:

The issue of immigration needs leadership, not showmanship. Our immigration system is fundamentally broken and needs fundamental reform so that it represents America's interest while treating immigrants with dignity and justice. Trump's promise to build a wall all the way along the border is too costly, ineffective, and absurd; caging children is immoral and inhuman. We must provide a road map to legalized status and citizenship for undocumented workers, reduce backlogs and let families be reunited, let undocumented kids brought here years ago have the same opportunities as everyone else, and let businesses attract and retain workers from abroad when domestic talent is scarce. I support more funding to train, hire and retain border personnel, deploy the best technology at ports of entry, and provide additional immigration court resources to give asylum seekers the fair justice they deserve. We should focus our deportation efforts on national security threats, violent criminals, and repeat criminal offenders. And we must convene leaders from Mexico and South American countiries to support working with Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, as well as any relevant nongovernmental organizations, to see how we can alleviate the suffering that's driving people to seek asylum in the United States. If that requires increased foreign aid, then that's an investment we should make.

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Eric Swalwell:

Our public infrastructure is the backbone of our economy and our daily lives, and is in desperate need of upgrade. Building new roads, rail, ports and airports and adavncing renewable energy production would create millions of jobs; this requires vision and strong, committed public investment, not corner-cutting and privatization. Let's spend more on the things that benefit us all, and less on preparing for war or tax giveaways to corporations and the very richest Americans.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $2,850,686

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Swalwell For America
Employees of MacKenzie Capital Management
Employees of Kirkland & Ellis
Employees of Sunset Development Company
Employees of Wareham Development

More information about contributions

By State:

California 54.42%
District of Columbia 10.03%
New York 8.89%
Illinois 4.54%
Other 22.12%

By Size:

Large contributions (86.35%)
Small contributions (13.65%)

By Type:

From organizations (25.26%)
From individuals (74.74%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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