– Low locks up key educator endorsements in race for District 28 –
CAMPBELL, CA – Campbell City Councilmember Evan Low today announced that his campaign has received the endorsement of the San Jose Teachers Association (SJTA), continuing Low’s string of endorsements from California educators.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support Evan’s campaign for Assembly and honored to offer him our endorsement,” said SJTA President Jennifer Thomas. “As a product of San Jose schools, Evan Low is a clear example of what Californians can achieve when they have access to affordable and well funded public education. Evan has shown incredible dedication to providing leadership in our community, and we look forward to him bringing his leadership to Sacramento.”
“As an alumni of the San Jose public schools, I’m deeply honored to have the support of the SJTA,” Low said. “I know first hand the dedication and commitment that San Jose teachers bring to their work. Each member has dedicated their lives to educating the children of our community. We need to make sure that the State Assembly is working with educators to ensure our kids have the education needed for 21st Century jobs. I look forward to working with SJTA in Sacramento.”
The endorsement continues Low’s campaign momentum from February into March. Over the last month, Low has reported commanding fundraising figures, the unanimous recommendation for the Democratic Endorsement, and endorsements from the California League of Conservation Voters and the California Professional Firefighters.
SJTA also continues to build Evan Low’s growing strength of support within the education community. Evan has the support of the California Federation of Teachers and the Foothill – De Anza Faculty Association. These educators joins 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.
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March 4, 2014
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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.