Evan Low, a gay South Bay politician seeking a state Assembly seat, has picked up congressional backing for his candidacy.
The Campbell city councilman announced today (Friday, April 25) that Congressman Mike Honda (D-Campbell) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) had endorsed him. Low is considered the frontrunner in the race to succeed his boss, Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), who is termed out of his 28th Assembly District seat this December.
Eshoo and Honda represent much of the Silicon Valley-based Assembly district in the House.
“Campbell Councilman Evan Low has been a wonderful partner in our joint efforts to serve Silicon Valley residents,” stated Eshoo in a statement issued by Low’s campaign. “I am proud to endorse him for the Assembly and I look forward to our continued collaboration.”
Honda added, “Evan Low is a dedicated public servant who has a proven record of delivering for our community. I’m proud to endorse his candidacy and look forward to working together in support of real solutions for California families.”
Low stated that he is “thrilled” to have the two long-serving political leaders’ support in his race.
“Their records of legislative accomplishment and hard work on behalf of our community are second to none. At the Capitol, I look forward to working with them to continue to ensure that Silicon Valley has state and federal governments that are dedicated to supporting our region’s role as the world leader in tech innovation,” stated Low.
Three other candidates are running in the June primary in hopes of representing the district, which covers Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Campbell, Santa Clara, San Jose, Burbank, Cambrian Park, Fruitdale and Lexington Hills.
Fellow Democrat Barry Chang, a Cupertino City Council member is in the race, as are two Republican contenders: Saratoga City Councilman Chuck Page and Michael Hunsweck, a semiconductor chip engineer making his first bid for public office.
The top two vote getters regardless of party affiliation in June will advance to the November general election.