Incumbent Eric Swalwell, a Democrat, is seeking his third term in Congress as the representative of the 15th District, which includes Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. He is opposed by Republican Danny Turner.
The Independent recommends Swalwell for his response to and interaction with his constituents. He regularly holds town hall meetings and attends a variety of events ranging from parades to workshops with young industry workers.
Among the issues he supports are immigration reform and taking care of the nation's infrastructure to allow for continued movement of goods and people. He has stated goals of enhancing national security, including cybersecurity. As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he is well situated to do so. Swalwell has been working to help students deal with college loan debt. He supports the Affordable Care Act, but would investigate looking at ways to increase affordability and accessibility to health care.
Eric Swalwell deserves to be returned to Congress for another term.