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Eric Swalwell 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
United States Representative
Born: November 16, 1980 (age 40 years), Sac City, Iowa, United States
Spouse: Brittany Watts (m. 2016)
Office: Representative (D-CA 15th District) since 2013
Education: University of Maryland School of Law (2003–2006)
Children: Eric Nelson Swalwell, Kathryn Watts Swalwell
Parents: Vicky Swalwell, Eric Swalwell
Full Name: Eric Michael Swalwell
Date of Birth: Nov. 16, 1980 (age: 40)
Place of Birth: Sac City, Iowa
Religion: Protestant Hometown: Dublin, Calif.
Place of Residence: Dublin, Calif.
Previous Occupation: Prosecutor
Married: Brittany Ann Watts hotel-sales director, Oct. 14, 2016 in Oakland, Calif.
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Swalwell and his first wife are divorced.
He married his second wife, Brittany Ann Watts, a sales director at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, in October 2016.
Together, the couple have a son, born in 2017, and a daughter, born in 2018.
In 2020, Swalwell purchased a home for $1.2 million in the historic neighborhood of Eckington, Washington, D.C..
Swalwell was first elected to Congress in 2013 after defeating Democrat Pete Stark, who had represented the district since 1973.
During his term in office, Swalwell has supported repealing the No Child Left Behind Act and raising the cap on the Social Security payroll tax.
Swalwell also proposed the idea of a “mobile Congress,” under which members could cast their votes remotely, including from their districts.
He supports marriage for same-sex couples and access to abortion.
Name: Eric Michael Swalwell Jr.
Current occupation: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 15th district
Party: Democratic Party
Federal offices: U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present; Committee assignments: Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee on the Judiciary. Caucus memberships: American Sikh Congressional Caucus; Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
State and local offices: 2001 and 2002, intern for Ellen Tauscher in the United States House of Representatives, 2012-present, representative for California’s 15th Congressional District; 2006-2012 Alameda County deputy district attorney; 2006-2008 Dublin, California Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission; 2008-10, Dublin, Calif., Planning Commission; 2010-2013, Dublin, Calif. city council.
Books authored: None.
Education: 1999-2001 attended Campbell University in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship, did not complete because of the trauma. Transferred and received a B.A. in government and politics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003. J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2006.
Birth date: November 16, 1980
Personal life: Divorced his first wife. Married his second wife, Brittany Ann Watts, in October 2016. They have a son, Nelson, born in 2017 and a daughter, Kathryn, nicknamed “Cricket,” born in 2018, as well as a dog named Penny.
Religion: Campaign did not respond.
Top issues: gun control, affordable healthcare, education access, reducing student debt; campaign video
Endorsements: Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego
Miscellaneous: During his service in the House, has become known for extensive use of social media. In April 2016, The Hill dubbed him “the Snapchat king of Congress.”
Other coverage: Announcement of presidential bid on Late Show, April 2019; profiles in The Mercury Times, The NYT, and in Business Insider (all in April 2019) ‘Ban and buy back every single assault weapon in America’ – Eric Swawell on ABC’s The View
Swalwell was born on November 16, 1980, in Sac City, Iowa, the first of four sons of Eric Nelson Swalwell and Vicky Joe Swalwell, both of whom are Republicans; his father was then serving as police chief in Algona, Iowa.
After leaving Iowa, the family eventually settled in Dublin, California.
He graduated from Wells Middle School and then from Dublin High School in 1999.
As a child, Swalwell suffered from Bell’s palsy and worried the paralysis would never go away.
To correct the condition he had to wear an eye patch.
Swalwell attended Campbell University in North Carolina on a soccer scholarship from 1999 to 2001.
He broke both of his thumbs in 2001, his sophomore year, ending the scholarship.
Swalwell transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park, as a junior.
In 2003, he completed his bachelor’s degree in government and politics at Maryland.
He enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 2006.
At the University of Maryland, Swalwell served as Vice President of Campus Affairs for the Student Government Association, and was an elected member of the Student-Faculty-Staff University Senate and of its executive committee.
He was also an active member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, and served as a student liaison to the City Council of College Park; the latter appointment inspired other college towns to consider similar arrangements.