FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2014
Contact: Patrick McGarrity, JPM&M
Former Republican Assemblymember Jim Cunneen Endorses Evan Low
– Low Continues to Earn Strong Bi-Partisan Support in AD 28 Assembly Race –
CAMPBELL, CA – Campbell City Councilmember Evan Low today announced that his campaign has received the endorsement of former Republican State Assemblymember Jim Cunneen. Cunneen represented Silicon Valley in the State Assembly from 1994 to 2000 and served as the President and CEO of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2005. A business leader before and after his public service, he adds to the growing bi-partisan consensus behind Evan Low’s campaign for Assembly.
“Evan Low is the exact kind of innovative new leader that Silicon Valley needs in Sacramento. As mayor of Campbell, Evan proved himself as an effective coalition builder who brought people together to behind smart solutions, ” said former Republican Assemblymember Jim Cunneen. “I’m thrilled to offer Evan my endorsement.”
Low is the frontrunner in the November 4th election for Assembly District 28, having received a strong 40% showing in the 4-candidate June 3rd primary. Since winning the primary, Low has earned strong and widespread bi-partisan support – most recently earning the support of Republican Los Gatos Mayor Steve Leonardis.
Low’s campaign had garnered strong support from diverse groups from across the district. Over recent months, he has received the endorsements of the San Jose / Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce PAC, the California Democratic Party, members of the Silicon Valley Congressional Delegation, the California Small Business Association, the California School Employees Association, the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, the Sierra Club, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, the San Jose Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers.
They joined a growing and diverse base of support that includes local city leaders, Bay Area state legislators, statewide leaders, environmental advocates, labor unions, small business owners, and the law enforcement community that have united to support Evan Low for State Assembly. Visit www.evanlow.com for a complete list of endorsements.
Evan Low is a former Mayor and current City Councilmember in Campbell, California. In 2006, Evan made history by becoming the youngest Asian-American mayor in the nation. As a community leader and local city councilmember, Evan Low earned a reputation as an effective regional leader on a diverse range of issues including job creation, marriage equality and civil rights, transparency in government and fiscal reform. In 2010, the Silicon Valley Metro Newspaper named him one of the “Top 25 People who will change Silicon Valley.”
In addition to his work on the City Council, Evan has served on the Santa Clara County Commission on Senior Care, serves as a faculty member teaching Political Science at De Anza Community College in Cupertino, and is active in numerous local boards and non-profits. A lifelong resident of the Silicon Valley, Evan attended local public schools, earning degrees from De Anza Community College and San Jose State before going on to graduate from the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.