Swalwell elected as regional whip
Rep. Eric Swalwell was elected by his House Democratic peers Friday to serve as regional whip for Northern California, Hawaii and the Pacific islands.
Each region’s members elect a regional whip to work with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, in keeping Democratic members informed and in line on important votes. Swalwell, D-Dublin, in his first term, had been appointed an assistant whip to do a similar job among Democratic freshmen.
Swalwell said he’s “honored to continue being part of the Democratic leadership” and thanks his colleagues for electing him. “I look forward to continuing to advance Democratic priorities that will support middle class families and lead to economic growth.”
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, the California Democratic delegation’s chairwoman, said Swalwell is an effective lawmaker “who has earned the confidence of his California colleagues. As Region II Whip he will continue to be an important part of our California delegation as he works to advance the Democratic agenda and serve our state.”