'Do-nothing Congress’? Not for Rep. Eric Swalwell

December 29, 2014
By Carla Marinucci

They called it the “do-nothing Congress,” but as a member of the 113th session of the House of Representatives, Democratic freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell says it was possible to get plenty done — with “small steps” and cooperation from the other side.

Swalwell, at 34 the youngest member of the California delegation, got three bills through the House and two of them signed into law — more than any other freshman. He also racked up nearly 500,000 miles on the job, returning to his East Bay district just about every week for events with constituents.

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15th Congressional District: Eric Swalwell

October 10, 2014 

Eric Swalwell has proven to be an effective and responsive representative, earning the right to be reelected as the Congressman for District 15.

He makes it a point to be on hand for district activities, having taken part in 1200 meetings and events ranging from town hall sessions to parades. At the same time, he participates in Congressional discussions and votes, logging 425,000 air miles.

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Swalwell takes first, Bussell emerges as likely No. 2 over Corbett in 15th Congressional District

By Josh Richman jrichman 6.3.2014

Rep. Eric Swalwell held his commanding lead in the 15th Congressional race, while it took hours before Republican challenger, Hugh Bussell, emerged as the likely number two over state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett in Tuesday's primary election. 

Swalwell, D-Dublin, drew about 48 percent of the vote while Bussell, of Livermore, led Corbett, D-San Leandro, by 610 votes, or about one percentage point.

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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. 


Vote for Swalwell

May 16, 2014


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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Oakland Tribune editorial: Rep. Eric Swalwell deserves a second term


Oakland Tribune editorial © 2014 Bay Area News Group - 05/13/2014

Ellen Corbett, who is leaving the state Senate because of term limits and trying to win a congressional seat, says incumbent Rep. Eric Swalwell doesn't understand his East Bay district as well as she does.

Actually, it's just the opposite. It was Swalwell, then an Alameda County prosecutor and Dublin city councilman, who recognized two years ago that predecessor Pete Stark was out of touch with his constituents and an embarrassment to his colleagues.

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Endorsed - 15th Congressional District: Eric Swalwell


Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00 am - By Janet Armantrout

Eric Swalwell has earned the right to represent the 15th Congressional District for another term.

Swalwell faces Democrat State Senator Ellen Corbett and Republican Hugh Bussell in the June 3, 2014 primary. The top two will face off on the November 2014 ballot.

Swalwell has done everything he said that he would do when he ran for office in 2012. He has been accessible, attending over 1100 events ranging from town hall meetings to marching in parades.

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CA15: Swalwell launches first TV ad

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 4:30 pm in 2014 primary, Eric Swalwell, U.S. House

Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell will launch his re-election campaign’s first television advertisement Wednesday.

“It starts tomorrow and we’re not going to go dark – it’ll stay on through the duration of the campaign,” Swalwell campaign consultant Lisa Tucker said Tuesday, adding it’s a six-figure buy on local cable channels.

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The Chronicle recommends: Re-elect Rep. Eric Swalwell


Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, has performed exactly as advertised when he reached Washington: in sync with his left-leaning district on the issues, highly accessible to his constituents and the media, and in touch with Republican colleagues in pursuit of common ground on the nation's vexing problems.

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Swalwell, Corbett and Bussell keep it civil at House candidates' forum


CASTRO VALLEY -- By Josh Richman

Each of the three candidates for the 15th Congressional District brought something different to the table during their first joint appearance Tuesday night.

Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, said he brings the young, bipartisan leadership he has offered in his first term.

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