Prominent Tri-Valley developer indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Swalwell

Eric Swalwell announcing his first run forCongress at a 2011 rally in Dublin.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTOn a rainy night in April 2012, during what would be former Rep. Pete Stark's final political campaign, the irascible 40-year congressman lashed out at his young opponent, then Dublin Councilmember Eric Swalwell, alleging he took bribes from a well-connected Tri-Valley developer. … Continue reading Prominent Tri-Valley developer indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Swalwell

The Case for Candidates Avoiding The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board

Bonta's Fundraising Drive | Nobody Wants To Run For Mayor In San Leandro | Swalwell OK With His EthicsCHAPTER 7 | In the fall of 2012, San Leandro Councilmember Jim Prola was gearing up for a likely winning re-election campaign against a relatively unknown and unremarkable member of the city's school board when he received … Continue reading The Case for Candidates Avoiding The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board

Eric Swalwell’s Pay for Hire Problem

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Just after he was sworn into office in January 2013, East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell hired the daughter of a wealthy donor after she also contributed to his winning 2012 election campaign, records show. In all, the family of William "Bill" Watkins — who is the former CEO of Seagate … Continue reading Eric Swalwell’s Pay for Hire Problem