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.

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. 

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.