The Independent endorses Representative Eric Swalwell of the 15th Congressional district in his run for re-election on June 7. During his five terms, Swalwell has been an ardent supporter of the Tri-Valley and beyond, tenaciously fighting for tighter gun laws, stronger local and regional infrastructure and enhanced support for transit police and cybersecurity.

He has been a stalwart advocate of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the California campus of Sandia National Laboratory and continues to push for the connection of BART to the Altamont Corridor Express train in Livermore as a way to relieve congestion along the 580 corridor.