Tech-Focused Lawmaker Launches Campaign for Silicon Valley House Seat


California Assemblymember Evan Low launched his run Tuesday to represent wide swaths of Silicon Valley in Congress, offering himself as a new generation of leader with close ties to law enforcement and unveiling some big early endorsements to bolster his status in a competitive primary for the highly coveted blue seat.

“We need fighters and the Republican Party has been the party of Trump and I have been a fighter,” Low said in an interview with POLITICO ahead of the announcement. “And given that we have the most homophobic speaker in generations, the best way to combat that is to send more openly LGBT individuals to Congress.

Low leaned into his support from law enforcement and his work on tech issues, including chairing a caucus to advocate for one of California’s signature industries. His endorsements include a progressive stalwart from a neighboring district, Rep. Ro Khanna, as well as California Democratic Reps. Judy Chu and Mark Takano.

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