October 03, 2016

The Pleasanton Weekly Friday endorsed candidates for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly and the Bart Board of Directors that serve the interests of Pleasanton voters.

The endorsements, which follow, were made in an editorial posted by the newspaper's editorial board in Friday;s (Sept. 30) edition. They follow:

15th Congressional District

Based on his seasoned service in Washington and earlier as a Dublin city councilman, we again endorse Congressman Eric Swalwell for re-election in the 15th Congressional District, which includes Pleasanton.

Swalwell is a member of the Dublin Lions Club, Hayward Rotary, Cornerstone Church in Livermore and serves on the advisory council of Tri-Valley Conservancy.

Add to that his "day job" as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, charged with oversight of the U.S. intelligence community, as a ranking member and top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the CIA, as a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and on the subcommittees on energy research and development and research and technology.

Over 70% of the legislation he's supported has been bipartisan. He stays connected to our community, participating since elected in more than 800 community events. As we've written before, "What's there not to like about this guy?" Swalwell will face Republican Danny Turner in the Nov. 8 election. We say vote for Swalwell.

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