Equality PAC Endorses California State Assemblymember Evan Low for California’s 16thCongressional District

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC announced their endorsement of California State Assemblymember Evan Low for California’s 16th Congressional District. Low is running to replace Congresswoman Anna Eshoo who announced her retirement at the end of the 118th Congress. California’s 16th Congressional District is considered a safe Democratic seat and is the home of Silicon Valley. 

“Equality PAC is committed to making sure LGBTQ candidates elected to Congress reflect the diverse LGBTQ communities that exist throughout the United States. This is one of the many reasons we are proud to stand with Evan in his race to represent California’s 16th Congressional District in the House of Representatives,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY). “Evan is a seasoned public servant who has served on local boards, as a mayor, and currently as a state legislator where he is leading the fight to defend and expand LGBTQ rights in California. As our community faces numerous threats, we need experienced policymakers like Evan that understand how to move our equality agenda forward to protect LGBTQ Americans in every corner of our nation.”   

“I am immensely grateful to have the support of Equality PAC, a milestone that underscores our shared commitment to equality and progress,” said Evan Low. “As I stand on the shoulders of giants who fought tirelessly for LGBTQ+ rights, I am reminded of the profound responsibility we carry. This is more than just a campaign; it’s a historic chance to elect Silicon Valley’s first LGBTQ+ member of Congress, a moment that will echo the victories of those who came before us.”

Evan Low is a fourth generation Californian, born and raised in Silicon Valley. He attended great public schools in Campbell and went on to earn degrees from De Anza Community College and San Jose State. 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. As past Chair of the LGBTQ+ Caucus, Evan led the charge on marriage equality and protecting civil rights here and across the country.

Equality PAC’s mission is simple: to elect more LGBTQ+ persons to Congress — individuals who will have a seat at the table, impact the debate, and humanize the LGBTQ community’s concerns. All the funds we raise are used to elect and re-elect LGBTQ persons to Congress and secondarily support strong LGBTQ community allies who will proudly and unapologetically stand with us in the fight to pass the Equality Act and equal protection under our nation’s laws.

In the short time that Equality PAC has existed, Equality PAC has played an unmatched role in making history for the LGBTQ community, electing LGBTQ leaders at the federal level such as current House Members Sharice Davis (Kansas); Ritchie Torres (New York); Becca Balint (Vermont); Robert Garcia (California); Eric Sorensen (Illinois); Angie Craig (Minnesota); and Chris Pappas (New Hampshire), as well as former House Member Mondaire Jones (New York). Equality PAC has been instrumental in winning key races that have determined control of Congress because we know that without pro-Equality majorities, the progress our community has made and the civil rights and equal protections we have fought so hard for, and are still fighting for every day, remain in jeopardy. 


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