|Member-elect of the California State Assembly
from the 28th district
|Mayor of Campbell, California|
|Preceded by||Michael Kotowski|
|Member of the Campbell City Council|
San Jose, California
|Alma mater||De Anza College
San Jose State University
Evan Low (Chinese: 羅達倫; pinyin: Luó Dálún) is an American politician elected to the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat elected to represent the 28th district, encompassing parts of the South Bay. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a Campbell city councilmember.
In 2013, his colleagues on the Campbell City Council selected him to serve as Mayor for a second time. His current term on the council expires in 2014.
When his colleagues selected him to become Campbell mayor in 2009, Low became the youngest openly gay, Asian American Mayor in the nation.
He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from San Jose State University. 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.
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.
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.
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- Jones, Carolyn (December 2, 2009). "Young, gay Asian becomes mayor of Campbell". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
- "Campbell Council Expected To Elect Country's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor". KTVU. December 1, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2009.