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11.24.2009

evan low expected to be the youngest asian american mayor in the country

Just heard the cool news that next week, Vice Mayor Evan Low is expected to be selected by the City Council to serve as Mayor for the City of Campbell, California. At the age of 26, Evan would be the youngest Asian American mayor in the country.

According to media advisory I received, Low will be selected as Mayor next Tuesday, December 1, 7:15pm at Campbell City Hall.

Evan is a fifth generation Californian and currently serves as Vice Mayor for the City of Campbell. In 2006, at age 23, he became first Chinese American, openly gay, and youngest person ever to hold the position, as well as the youngest openly gay elected official in California.

Low earned his B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in Local and State Government program from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government where he was a Bohnett Leadership Fellow.

And last but not least, earlier this year, Evan was named one of the 30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30. The guy is a rising star!