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Swalwell named to party leadership post

Youngest co-chair of Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

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Pleasanton's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) was appointed last week to a key leadership post within his party, as Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives selected him to serve as co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Swalwell, who was elected to his third term in Congress last month, said he was "humbled" to be chosen to co-chair the committee that advises party leaders on policy and assigns fellow Democrats to other House committees.

At 36, he is the youngest person to hold the post.

"I'm eager to take on this responsibility, in fulfillment of my promise to bring new ideas and energy to Washington," Swalwell said in a statement Friday. "The real winners of today's contest are the people I represent in the East Bay -- my home, my neighbors, my friends who have entrusted me with their representation -- who will benefit with their representative in senior leadership."

The local congressman was nominated for the post by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), who first named him to the committee two years ago and elevated him to vice chair last February.

The other committee co-chair is Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.

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21 people like this
Posted by PleasantonTaxpayer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

Looks like towing the line for Obama and Pelosi these past few years is finally starting to pay off for Congressman Swalwell.

10 people like this
Posted by Steven Laine
a resident of Old Towne
on Dec 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

How courageous, Pleasanton Taxpayer, implying something negative about Swalwell but not including anything specific by way of content and then not even using your own name.

20 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Swalwell voted no against Kate's Law.
Swalwell has moved so far to the left, Pelosi carries him around in her purse.

10 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Swalwell supports sanctuary cities.

10 people like this
Posted by Roberta Lewis
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Congratulations Congressman Swalwell. Proud to be a supporter!! Keep up the good work. We need you now more than ever!

7 people like this
Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Seriously? I always thought he was a joke and lacked backbone and would not stand with Kate. I have zero respect for the guy.

6 people like this
Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

Wasn't this the same guy trying to forgive government backed student loans for just certain groups of former students and not for everybody?? If you are offering free rides then everybody gets that free ride, you can't pick and choose on who is going to be irresponsible

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