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Swalwell Sweeps 15th Congressional District Race

Posted by Autumn Johnson (Editor) , June 04, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Congressman Eric Swalwell came out ahead of Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and Republican Hugh Bussell in the primary election Tuesday night.

The Secretary of State website is reporting that Hugh Bussell of Livermore is listed as being in second place this morning in the race for the 15th Congressional District Race with Corbett close behind. 

Patch will update the story as final numbers become available.

Original story at 5:30 a.m.—

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin)finished ahead in Tuesday's election night with over 49 percent of the votes while Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) followed in second place in the race for the 15th Congressional District. 

Swalwell garnered more than 25,000 votes, while over 13,000 voted for Corbett, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voter's website. Republican Hugh Bussell of Livermore trailed in third place with 24.84 percent of the votes.

The 15th Congressional District includes Tri-Valley, San Ramon, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward and Union City. 

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May 16, 2014

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Seeking re-election as our 15th District congressman is Eric Swalwell, a rising star in the Democratic Party and former Dublin councilman who is completing his first term in office. State Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), whose term in Sacramento expires this year, and Alameda County GOP vice chairman Hugh Bussell are also seeking the nomination.

With regard to Swalwell, how can you not like this guy. During his first term, he's done what he said he would do as our congressman, working to bring new energy and ideas to Congress as well as expand economic opportunity and equality here in the East Bay. He comes home frequently to spend weekends visiting with constituents, holding Town Hall meetings, joining Pleasanton Military Families at welcome home celebrations for troops returning from Afghanistan, and just plain making himself available to those who want to chat. He no doubt spends some of that time visiting with his parents, who live in Pleasanton.

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About Eric Swalwell

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As your representative, I’ve worked to bring new energy and ideas to Congress, and to expand economic opportunity and equality here in the East Bay. My top priority is creating good-paying, local jobs. To do so, I introduced the bipartisan Main Street Revival Act, offering small businesses a tax break to open in struggling communities.

I support our middle class because I’m from it. I was the first in my family to graduate college, doing so by working part-time jobs and earning an athletic scholarship. To reduce income inequality, I’ve co-sponsored legislation that guarantees women receive equal pay for equal work, increases the minimum wage, and prevents cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

I’ve stood up for those who have served our country, by helping hundreds of veterans receive over $750,000 in back benefits and co-authoring legislation to upgrade the benefits system to end its health claims backlog. As a former prosecutor, I’m committed to keeping our community safe. I voted to strengthen the... Read more


The Facts

  • Worked seven years as Alameda County prosecutor

  • Served on Dublin City Council (2010-2012)

  • Elected to Congress in 2012 - youngest member of the California delegation

  • Second youngest member currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Ranking member of House subcommittee on energy

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