Feeling High About Evan Low

December 3rd, 2009 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

You probably agree: Evan Low was one of the true highlights of Angry Asian Man’s 30 under 30 list this year.

He is, after all, only 26. He’s also adorably handsome, with the kind of ready smile that somehow seems to denote a firm handshake and kind demeanor. And in 2006, months before the little bugger had even been elected to City Council in the city of Campbell, SF Mayor Newsom had officially declared June 5 “Evan Low Day” for San Fransiscans. The guy has his own day. Seriously.

Mayor Low

Mayor Low

As a city council member, Low quickly racked up distinctions as the first openly gay, Chinese American and youngest person in the Campbell City Council. He was also noted as the State of California’s youngest, openly gay official.

So get this: on Tuesday, Low was promoted from vice-mayor to a one-year term as Mayor of Campbell, which now makes him the youngest gay, and one of the youngest Asian American mayors in the whole freakin’ country. Hot diggity, this country needs more Gayors!

We can barely contain our excitement about a young, hot, gaysian rocking such a prestigious city office–but we will because we’re also reallyreallyreallyreally jealous that he has achieved so frickin’ much with nary a wrinkle around his happy eyes.

Congratulasians, Evan Low! We’ll celebrate you any ol’ day of the year!

[SF Chronicle: Young, Gay Asian Becomes Mayor Of Campbell]
[Bay Area Reporter: Campbell's Low Is Nation's Youngest Gay Mayor]
[Angry Asian Man: 30 Under 30 - Evan Low]

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3 Responses to “Feeling High About Evan Low”

  1. dalianmoon says:

    What’s not to love about a cute, smart, successful gay man? He is adorable!

  2. hellafornia says:

    Evan was actually first elected to the council at age 23 in 2006, and is now 26. He would have been elected at a younger age, but barely lost when he was 21 or 22 (I forget the exact age)

  3. farleyk says:

    True, but I know who my favorite member of the 30 under 30 is…

    Radiolab had a really good show about the “new normal”, and a particularly excellent story about a transgender mayor in Oregon. The way the town reacts to the mayor is refreshingly heartwarming.

    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2009/10/02#

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