Biography

Evan Low joined the California State Assembly in 2014 after District 28 voters elected him to represent Silicon Valley. At the time, Assemblymember Low was the youngest Asian American legislator ever elected to the Assembly. District 28 is located in Silicon Valley and includes Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley in San Jose. Assemblymember Low chairs the Business and Professions Committee. In 2015, along with Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), he launched the California Legislative Technology & Innovation Caucus. A bi-partisan group of Assemblymembers and Senators make up the Caucus, which is a statewide effort to ensure California remains the global leader in technology and innovation.

Assemblymember Low is a lifelong resident of Silicon Valley, and those roots inspired him to pursue a career in service. His work in the community and deep understanding of the issues local residents face led him to run for a seat on the Campbell City Council in 2006. His election victory made him the first Asian American to serve on the City Council.

In 2010, Assemblymember Low made history once again by becoming the youngest openly LGBTQ mayor in the country at the age of 26. While serving in Campbell, he helped balance the city's budget without eliminating vital services, and he increased government transparency by streaming City Council meetings online. Assemblymember Low also put an emphasis on promoting small business and job growth by cutting red tape and streamlining the licensing process for business owners.

Assemblymember Low 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 has also served as a community college instructor at De Anza Community College, where he taught American Government and Political Science.

Assemblymember Low attended local public schools and earned degrees from De Anza and San Jose State University. He went on to graduate from Harvard University's Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.