Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell has served as the US Representative from California's 15th district since 2013. He announced his run for President on April 8, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)

Personal info

Birthdate: November 16, 1980
Birthplace: Sac City, Iowa
Birth name: Eric Michael Swalwell
Father: Eric Nelson Swalwell, former police chief in Algona, Iowa, independent threat-assessment and fraud consultant to retail companies
Mother:  Vicky Joe Swalwell, administrative assistant at Chevron
Marriage:  Brittany Watts
Children:   Nelson, Kathryn 
Campbell University, NC;  University of Maryland, College Park. B.A., 2003;  University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2006.

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Other Facts (Wikipedia)

  • Swalwell attended Campbell University in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship from 1999 to 2001, but broke both thumbs in his sophomore year, ending the scholarship.
  • After graduating from law school, Swalwell worked as an Alameda County deputy district attorney.
  • Served on the Dublin Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission from 2006 to 2008 and on the Dublin Planning Commission from 2008 to 2010. Elected a member of the Dublin (CA) City Council from 2010 to 2013.
  • Elected to US House of Representatives in 2012, reelected in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

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