Sandré Swanson

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Sandré Swanson
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 16th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Preceded byWilma Chan
Succeeded byJoan Buchanan
Personal details
Born (1948-11-28) November 28, 1948 (age 75)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Residence(s)Alameda, California, U.S.
EducationLaney College (AA)
San Francisco State University (BA)

Sandré Swanson (born November 28, 1948)[1] is an American politician who served as a member of the California State Assembly for the 16th district from 2006 to 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Swanson was born in Oakland, California. He earned an associate degree in psychology from Oakland City College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from San Francisco State University.[2]


Swanson began his political career in 1971 as a member of the Oakland Anti-Poverty Board. He later worked as the advance team manager for Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential campaign. From 1973 to 1998, he served as a district director and a senior policy advisor to then Congressman-Ron Dellums.[3]

Swanson later served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Barbara Lee. He endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.[4]

Sandré Swanson has announced his candidacy for California's 7th State Senatorial district for the 2024 election.[5]


  1. ^ "Assembly Member Sandré Swanson of California". Archived from the original on July 27, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "An expensive battle involving East Bay's only GOP state legislator". The Mercury News. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  3. ^ "JoinCalifornia - Sandre Swanson". Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  4. ^ Johnson, Chip (2008-01-29). "Endorsements expose political generation gap". SFGATE. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
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