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Dublin High School Alum Congressman Eric Swalwell Declares Candidacy for President of the United States

April 9, 2019

DUBLIN, CA–Dublin High School Class of ’99 alum Congressman Eric Swalwell is a candidate for President of the United States. Swalwell will be holding a Kickoff Rally at Dublin High School this Sunday April 14 from 2pm – 4pm. In January 2013 we featured a three-part series of articles following Swalwell’s inauguration.

Swalwell, an Iowa native now serving his fourth term representing California’s 15th Congressional District, announced his candidacy Monday night on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The announcement kicks off a 10-day national sweep with events planned in Florida, Iowa, South Carolina, California, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

“I’ve been in Congress for six years. I see an America in quicksand, making zero progress on anything that matters. I hear from school children who are learning in fear because too many lawmakers love their guns more than they love our kids,” Swalwell said. “We can no longer count on the same old people to solve the same old problems. Nothing will change until we have a leader who is willing to go big on the issues, be bold with solutions, and do good in governing.”

“So we will go big, be bold, do good, to bring the promise of America to all Americans. The promise is a simple one: if you work hard, your blood, sweat, and tears should add up to you doing better for yourself and dreaming bigger for your kids. That’s why I’m running for President.”

Read more about Eric Swalwell’s background and platform at

Swalwell, 38, is co-chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee; founder and chairman emeritus of Future Forum, House Democrats’ millennial engagement group; chairman of the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

He’s the eldest of four sons of a retired police officer and a senior administrative assistant, the first in his family to go to college, and a former prosecutor and city councilman. He and his wife, Brittany, have a son, Nelson, and a daughter, Cricket.


One Comment
  1. Bret Miller permalink
    April 10, 2019 6:22 am

    Another professional politician using emotional rhetoric to further his career. I’m absolutely embarrassed to see ‘Dublin’ next to his name.

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