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Evan Low


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-28 71239 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-28 136547 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-28 130815 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic AD-28 166733 Win
11-08-2022 Democratic AD-26 81595 Win
11-05-2024 Democratic CD-16 0

Candidate Biography:

Evan Dea Low
Born: June 5, 1983 in San Jose, CA
University: San Jose State University (BA; Political Science, 2004)

2004: Candidate for Campbell City Council (Lost)
2006-2014: Member, Campbell City Council
2009-2014: District Coordinator, Assemblyman Paul Fong
2009: Mayor, City of Campbell
2012: Early Primary Candidate for AD-24 (Withdrew)
2013: Mayor, City of Campbell
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2020: Proponent, Proposition 18 [Permit 17-year-olds to Vote in Primary and Special Elections] (Failed; 44%)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1887 (Chapt. 687, Stats of 2016) which prohibited state agencies and the Legislature from approving a request for state-funded or state-sponsored travel to any state has enacted a law that voids or repeals local protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The law was in effect until the passage of Senate Bill 447 (Chapt. 199, Stats of 2023)
  • CLOSE CONTEST: In the 2024 Primary, Joe Simitian initially led Evan Low by around 2,000 votes (1.98%) on election night. This margin eventually closed (1.1% on March 8th, 0.5% on March 11th, and 0.1% on March 12th) before Low took a narrow lead on March 13th. On March 14th, Simitian trained Low by 63 votes. On March 15th, Simitian regained second place with a 0.03% margin over Low. As of March 20th, Low led by 3 votes. As of March 22nd, Simitian led by Low by 6 votes. On April 2nd, Low retook the second-place from Simitian by a single vote. On April 3rd, the latest vote count left Simitian and Low tied again. The election results were certified with a tie between Low and Simitian with each having received 30,249 votes. During a recount, on April 22nd, Simitian gained a one vote lead over Low. On April 24th, they were again tied. On April 25th, Low led Simitian by one vote. At the conclusion of the recount in Santa Clara County on April 30th, Low led Simitian for second-place by four votes. On May 1st, Simitian conceded the race.

Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)