Evan Low

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Evan Low
Mayor of Campbell, California
Assumed office
December 2010
Preceded by Michael Kotowski
Member of the Campbell City Council
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 1983 (1983) (age 31)
San Jose, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Campbell, California
Alma mater De Anza College
San Jose State University
Occupation Politician
Website www.evanlow.com

Evan Low (Chinese: 羅達倫; pinyin: Luó Dálún) is an American politician and a member of the Campbell, California City Council. In 2013, his colleagues on the City Council selected him to serve as Mayor for a second time.[1] His current term on the council expires in 2014.

When his colleagues selected him to become mayor in 2009, Low became the youngest openly gay, Asian American Mayor in the nation.[2]

Low was born in 1983 as the son of Arthur Low, a Chinese American optometrist, grew up in San Jose, California, attending Leland High School, and moved to Campbell in 2003.[3][4][5]

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from San Jose State University.[4][5] He participated in a three-week program, the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.[5]

In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the City Council, and won in 2006. Low works as a senior district representative for California's 28th State Assembly district member Paul Fong and is a member of the Democratic National Committee.[3][4]

While Mayor of San Francisco, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Proclamation naming June 5, 2006, “Evan Low Day” in the City and County of San Francisco.[2][6][7]

Low is also known for launching a petition on the website Change.org, that asked the Food and Drug Administration to lift its ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood. By August 31, 2013, the petition had garnered over 25,000 signatures and by September 10, 2013, nearly 50,000.[8]

Low is currently running for District 28 of the California Assembly in the California State Assembly elections, 2014.