• Democrat

    Eric Swalwell

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Eric Swalwell to keep CD-14 on the right track for progress.



    The Position


    Congressmembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the United States Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.

    The District


    California’s 14th Congressional District includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 16% are Republican and 51% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 19% Latino, 32% Asian, and 7% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, CD-14 has maintained the same partisan percentage. The most recent election results show that CD-14 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 45 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 38 points.

    The Race


    There are seven candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Eric Swalwell and Republicans Alison Hayden and Tom Wong. Swalwell’s campaign has raised $1,990,170 and is not funded by police money. He has accepted money from the real estate industry and corporate PACs, including thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies, insurance corporations, and defense manufacturers. As of April 2022, no other candidates in this race have filed any fundraising receipts for the current election cycle.

    The Recommendation


    Rep. Eric Swalwell, a former prosecutor and city councilmember, is from Iowa originally and moved to Dublin, CA, as a child. According to campaign materials, Rep. Swalwell is running for reelection to make the American Dream accessible for all Americans through bold solutions and big ideas. Rep. Swalwell won his 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 42 points.

    Rep. Swalwell’s priorities for CD-14 this year have included lessening the burden of student loans by decreasing interest rates and increasing tax breaks, as well as strengthening the national security apparatus around biointelligence. This year, he has sponsored 22 bills about education and student loans, election reform, criminal justice, and gun safety. He currently holds a leadership role as chair of the House subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness within the Committee on Intelligence. He is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security. This year, Rep. Swalwell has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 94% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Swalwell differed from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez when he voted in favor of additional defense funding, in favor of the USMCA Agreement, and in favor of initial COVID-19 relief funding, which Ocasio-Cortez said benefitted corporate interests over individuals.

    Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Swalwell worked as a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and served as a member of the Dublin City Council. Swalwell got involved in politics in college, as a congressional intern during the 9/11 attacks. He then helped create a college scholarship program for students who lost parents in the attacks. During Donald Trump’s second impeachment hearing in 2021, Swalwell served as an impeachment manager. Rep. Swalwell has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote. He is a longtime supporter of election and government form, as well as gun control. He has also paid special attention to the issues that affect young people: he helped found the Future Forum Caucus, a group of congressional Millennials focused on addressing the issues affecting their age group; student debt in particular.

    Rep. Swalwell is not a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, although he has the endorsement of many progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, the California Labor Federation, and Equality California. Based on our analysis, Rep. Swalwell’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a progressive voice for the constituents of CD-14 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Eric Swalwell

    Reelect Congressional Representative Eric Swalwell to keep CD-14 on the right track for progress.



    The Position

    Eric Swalwell

    Reelect Congressional Representative Eric Swalwell to keep CD-14 on the right track for progress.



    The Position

Locate My Guide

or

Choose Your County