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Evan Low

US Congress (CA-16)

Renewed era of courageous leadership for Silicon Valley

Throughout my time in public service, I have defended the most vulnerable and built coalitions to deliver solutions to the big challenges of our time. Now, I’m running for Congress at an inflection point for Silicon Valley and the nation. Our region needs a representative who will lead on maintaining our global competitiveness, combat hate and stand up for the vulnerable, protect reproductive freedom, reduce crime in our communities and ensure the middle class can once again afford to buy a house and raise a family where they work. Together, we will usher in a new era of courageous leadership for Silicon Valley. Evan Low is a fourth generation Californian, born and raised in Silicon Valley. The son of an optometrist and leader of the local Chamber of Commerce, Evan was taught the importance of civic engagement and love for his community from a young age. He attended great public schools in Campbell and went on to earn degrees from De Anza Community College and San Jose State. "Throughout his time in the Assembly, Evan has brought diverse coalitions together to deliver results on the biggest issues of our time." Like so many Asian American families, Evan and his brother were encouraged to become doctors, lawyers or engineers - but the pull towards public service was too strong for both of them. Evan saw local government as the way to impact his community and his brother Ryan became a police officer. Symbolizing a new generation of leadership and diverse representation, Evan broke barriers in 2006 as the first Asian‐American, openly gay, and one of the youngest people ever elected to City Council. His trailblazing continued in 2009, becoming the youngest Asian‐American Mayor in the nation. In 2014, Evan’s dedication to improving lives and delivering results led him to the California Assembly where he marked another milestone as the youngest Asian‐American legislator in the body’s history. In 2015, he founded and chaired the nation’s first ever bipartisan Technology and Innovation Caucus to modernize the government's approach to a rapidly changing economy. "Evan has been a powerful bulwark against the rapid rise in Asian hate fueled by the xenophobia and nativism of the Trump presidency." Throughout his time in the Assembly, Evan has brought diverse coalitions together to deliver results on the biggest issues of our time - maintaining Silicon Valley’s global competitiveness, protecting reproductive freedom, leading the fight on climate change and lowering costs for middle class families struggling to live and raise a family in California. As past Chair of the LGBTQ+ Caucus, Evan led the charge on marriage equality and protecting civil rights here and across the country. Through his leadership of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, Evan has been a powerful bulwark against the rapid rise in Asian hate fueled by the xenophobia and nativism of the Trump presidency. Recognized for his impact, Evan was named one of the “Top 25 People who will change Silicon Valley” by the Silicon Valley Metro Newspaper, California’s “Most Prolific Lawmaker" by the Sacramento Bee and “Legislator of the Year” from leading tech publications, labor unions, healthcare advocates and law enforcement.

Reviews

Jeremy Sammons 12/29/2023
Evan is sharp and has an established track record in CA's State Assembly and grassroots politics.
Tom from Nerds for Humanity pod 12/29/2023
Evan strikes me as smart, authentic, energetic, and enthusiastic about helping solve big problems like climate, homelessness, comprehensive immigration reform, partnership with tech, and stopping AAPI hate. All good in my book. I also appreciate that he seems to have a nuanced and balanced approach to policy. Big bonus points for being a former co-chair of Andrew Yang's presidential campaign in 2020.

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