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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 15

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Eric Swalwell

United States Congressman
110,803 votes (76.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My top priority is helping small businesses thrive to create more good-paying, local job and grow our innovation economy.
  • To reduce income inequality and help hard-working families, I've supported bills to reduce the burden of student loan debt, guarantee women receive equal pay for equal work, increase the minimum wage, and prevent cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
  • I'm committed to keeping Americans safe. I support bills to ban assault weapons and to require background checks to buy firearms. Last year, I was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee, where I work to keep our country safe from terrorism.



Profession:United States Congressman
Councilmember, Dublin City Council — Elected position (2010–2012)


University of Maryland JD (current)


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 reduces the burden of student loan debt, 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 $2,000,000 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 Violence Against Women Act, and I support banning assault weapons and requiring background checks to buy firearms. To get Congress working, I founded a bipartisan group of 30 freshman Democrats and Republicans committed to finding common ground to create jobs and cut the deficit. Over 70% of the legislation I’ve supported is bipartisan.

To stay connected to our community, I’ve attended more than 800 community events, and I’ve hosted over a dozen town halls. I would be honored to continue serving you.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,960,372

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of MacKenzie Capital Management
Employees of Sunset Development Company
Calpine and employees
Intel and employees
Wells Fargo and employees

More information about contributions

By State:

California 56.82%
District of Columbia 20.64%
Virginia 5.44%
Illinois 2.90%
Other 14.21%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.04%)
Small contributions (4.96%)

By Type:

From organizations (44.22%)
From individuals (55.78%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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