Asian-American Politicians to Watch Evan Low Be Sworn in as Mayor Tonight

Evan Low will be sworn in as the 55th Mayor of Campbell Dec. 4.


Three high-profile Asian American officials are expected to look on tonight as Campbell's 28-year-old Vice Mayor Evan Low is appointed to serve his second term as the city's mayor.

Among those scheduled to attend are San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Assemblyman Paul Fong and California Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, said Jay Cheng, a spokesman for Low.

Low, who was elected to the council in 2006, previously served as mayor in 2010.

The appointment of Low, who will replace Mayor Michael Kotowski, is out of the ordinary because Low is gay as well as Asian-American, "which, in a white city in the South Bay area, is pretty interesting," Cheng said.

The city also may elect Councilman Rich Waterman, who is also gay, as vice mayor, Cheng said

Low will serve as mayor for the next year. The position rotates among the members of the five-person council.

The ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, located at 70 N. First St. in Campbell.


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Alan Zisser December 06, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Congrats to Evan. Although I didn't know we were a "white city" as Mr. Cheng puts it. I for one, am proud of Campbell's diversity and progressiveness. Whether it is about race or sexual orientation. Here in Campbell we don't have racial (or sexual) politics. And we are better for it.


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