Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative for California

Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative for California

Eric Michael Swalwell, Jr. was born in November 1980 in Sac City, Iowa. The family left Iowa and settled in Dublin, California. He attended Campbell University in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship, but after sustaining an injury, he transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned an undergraduate degree in government and politics. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. After law school, he worked as a deputy district attorney for Alameda County, California. He was a member of the Dublin Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission and the Dublin Planning Commission before winning election to the Dublin City Council.

Swalwell was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.

Divorced from his first wife, Swalwell is now married to Bethany Watts, and they have two children. He lists his faith as Christian.

In the News…

Representative Eric Swalwell of California has come under recent scrutiny for his years-long relationship with a Chinese spy. He is currently serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and some lawmakers are calling for him to resign from this high-level committee position.

Representative Peter King, who has previously served as chair of house intelligence committees, commented on the level of risk due to Swalwell’s position. Representative King said, “Members of the committee are briefed on highly classified, top-secret information, including clandestine military and intelligence operations, possible security threats, and secret weapons systems which are made known to almost no other members of Congress except the highest-ranking leaders.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters early in December, “There are those in the Congress who believe, and I am among them, that we should be seeing what influence the Chinese — I’ve been fighting them, as you know, for over 30 years — in terms of their undue influence in universities in our country, and the overtures they try to make to members of our Congress.”

When questioned directly about Representative Swalwell’s involvement, Speaker Pelosi said, “I don’t have any concerns about Mr. Swalwell.” She added, “When that was made known to members of Congress, that was over, you know, that was the end of any communication with those people.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Swalwell today?  You can let him know at:

The Honorable Eric Swalwell
U.S. Representative for California
407 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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