Eric Swalwell

American politician

Eric Michael Swalwell Jr. /ˈswɔːlˌwɛl/ (born November 16, 1980) is an American politician. He served as the U.S. Representative from California since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected in November 2012, beating incumbent Pete Stark, a fellow Democrat who had held the office since 1973. Swalwell took office on January 3, 2013.[1][2][3][4]

Eric Swalwell
Eric Swalwell 114th official photo.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byPete Stark (redistricting)
Personal details
Eric Michael Swalwell Jr.

(1980-11-16) November 16, 1980 (age 42)
Sac City, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Brittany Watts (m. 2016)
EducationCampbell University
University of Maryland, College Park (BA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Swalwell announced his candidacy on April 8, 2019 for the Democratic presidential nomination in the upcoming 2020 election on April 8, 2019.[5] He dropped out from the race exactly three months later on July 8.[6]


  1. Lochhead, Carolyn. "Pete Stark behind Eric Swalwell in early returns". Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  2. "U.S. House of Representatives District 15 districtwide results". Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  3. "Dublin High School Alumni Eric Swalwell Defeats 40-Year Congressman Pete Stark".
  4. "Election 2012: Eric Swalwell defeats 20-term Rep. Pete Stark". Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  5. Tolan, Casey (April 8, 2019). "Eric Swalwell jumps into presidential race with long-shot White House bid". The Mercury News. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. "Eric Swalwell Will Drop Out of the 2020 Presidential Race: Source". Time. July 8, 2019.

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