Evan (Evan) Low (D-SH26)
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Capitol: 916.319.2026
FAX: 916.319.2126
District: 408.446.2810
Assemblyman
Suite 6110 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
20111 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 6/5/1983
Committee Assignments
ChairmanAssembly Select Committee on Asian American and Pacific Islanders Equity, Inclusion, and Representation
ChairmanAssembly Select Committee on Workforce Development and Diversity in the Innovation Economy
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Police Reform
MemberAssembly Select Committee on the Digital Frontier and Technological Accounting and Transparency
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Racism, Hate, and Xenophobia
MemberAssembly Committee on Elections
MemberAssembly Committee on Higher Education
MemberAssembly Committee on Rules
MemberJoint Committee on Rules
MemberAssembly Committee on Business and Professions
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment
MemberAssembly Committee on Governmental Organization
Counties Representing
Inyo / Kern / Tulare

Bio

Evan Low represents District 26 in the California State Assembly after first being elected in 2014. At the time, Assemblymember Low was the youngest Asian American legislator ever elected to the Assembly. District 26 includes Burbank, Cupertino, Fruitdale, San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale.

Assemblymember Low also oversees the work of a few caucuses. In 2015, he launched the California Legislative Technology & Innovation Caucus, which is a bi-partisan group of Assemblymembers and Senators. The statewide goal is to ensure California remains the global leader in technology and innovation. Assemblymember Low is also Chair of the California Asian American & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and a Member of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.

Assemblymember Low was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and these roots inspired him to pursue a career in service. His work in the community and deep understanding of issues concerning residents 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 as the youngest openly LGBTQ+ mayor in the country at age 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. During this time, Assemblymember Low consistently emphasized helping small businesses 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.