In North Carolina, Army Veteran Runs for Congress

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Coalition for Americans Press Release

In North Carolina, Army Veteran Runs for Congress, Alan Swain brings impressive resume to the race in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District 

Alan Swain, a retired Army veteran with 26 years of service, is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.

Swain, a resident of Raleigh, retired as an Army Colonel after a distinguished career.  A graduate of The Citadel and Auburn University in 1989, he joined the Army as a Combat Arms Field Artillery Officer.  Following a tour in Germany he attended Army Flight training and later flew AH-1 Cobras and AH-64 Apache helicopters.  He commanded soldiers at all levels, performed test pilot duties, and (as Executive Office to the White House Drug Czar under George W. Bush) has seen the impact of the ongoing opioid crisis and what works and does not work. 

“I am frustrated and disappointed with the Congressional gridlock and lack of bipartisan effort in Washington D.C.,” Swain says on his campaign website.  “Never ending impeachment proceedings rather than doing the work that is needed for the American people on key issues.”  Swain is campaigning on those “key issues,” with a focus on healthcare, immigration, infrastructure, gun rights, and education.

In order to prioritize veterans’ issues in the 2020 election, the Coalition for American Veterans supports and highlights veterans running for office.

For more information and/or to interview a Coalition for American Veterans spokesperson, contact Steve Beren at or (425) 785-2016.

Coalition for American Veterans

Coalition for American Veterans

Coalition for American Veterans was founded by a group of citizens concerned with the treatment our veterans have received since returning from duty, going months and years without seeing their families and risking their lives, only to come home to politicians that do not support them.

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