Rep. Pete Stark and challenger Eric Swalwell are facing off in what has become a 15th Congressional District race that's tighter than the incumbent is accustomed to.

Fortney "Pete" Stark Jr.

  • Party: Democrat

  • Age: 80

  • Hometown: Fremont

  • Education: Bachelor's in general engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1953); MBA, UC Berkeley (1960)

  • Experience: Congressman since 1973; earlier, founded Security National Bank in Walnut Creek (1963)

  • Online: www.petestark.com

    Eric Swalwell

  • Party: Democrat

  • Age: 31

  • Hometown: Dublin

  • Education: Bachelor's in government and politics, University of Maryland (2003); Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law (2006)

  • Experience: Dublin councilman since 2010; Alameda County deputy district attorney since 2006

  • Online: www.swalwellforcongress.com



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