As a community leader and and state Assemblymember, Evan Low has worked tirelessly for over a decade to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing Silicon Valley. Evan has been a regional leader on a diverse range of issues including job creation, protecting the environment, 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.”
A lifelong resident of the Silicon Valley, Evan’s family has deep roots locally. Evan attended local public schools and earned 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. The son of a local eye doctor and community leader, Evan learned the importance of community activism at an early age. While attending college, Evan served on the Santa Clara County Commission on Senior Care, worked as Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley and at the Campbell Chamber of Commerce.
Evan’s extensive experience working in the community has helped him develop a deep knowledge of the everyday issues facing local residents and small business owners. His commitment to public service and working to make real improvements in people lives led him to run for Campbell City Council. In 2006, Evan made history by becoming the first Asian‐American, openly gay and one of the youngest people ever elected to Campbell’s City Council. He made history again when he became the youngest Asian‐American Mayor in the country.
As a state Assemblymember, Evan has worked closely with the community and his colleagues to get results on key issues for Assembly District 28 residents. Since taking office, he has crafted legislation to address California’s most pressing issues, from the housing crisis and transportation infrastructure to education and public safety.
Evan has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Internet Association, TechNet, The Computing Technology Industry Association, California Faculty Association, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, California District Attorneys Association and Faculty Association of California Community Colleges.
He is a leader in the Assembly, serving as the Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, co-chair of the Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus, and chair of the Business and Professions Committee. He is a Parliamentarian of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.
Evan will continue to bring new energy, innovative leadership and a renewed commitment to core values of creating good‐paying jobs, keeping government accountable and protecting our environment to the State Assembly.