25-year-old Alex Lee is California’s youngest, 1st Openly Bisexual State Legislator

While going through the local election results last week, I was surprised to learn of Alex Lee:

“History was made Tuesday in Santa Clara County where South Bay voters elected the youngest state legislator in eight decades. Democrat Alex Lee, 25, won the 25th District Assembly race and will also become California’s first openly bisexual state lawmaker.

“I have the distinction and responsibility to be a lot of firsts in California,” Lee said. “I’m the first openly bisexual state legislator in California, the youngest Asian-American state legislator and first Gen-Z state legislator. That is an immense responsibility to make sure that more young people and more progressives are elected after me to break and shatter those records.”

Lee grew up in Milpitas and San Jose, graduated from Milpitas High School and later, from UC Davis, where he studied communications and political science and served as student body president.

He interned for former Congressman Mike Honda, and later worked for State Senator Henry Stern, according to Lee’s campaign website.

He then went on to work for Assemblyman Evan Low, who, at the time of his election, was the youngest Asian American legislator in the Assembly.

I personally know Assemblyman Evan Low (though to be honest, I didn’t even know he was running for re-election – he won), so I am surprised I have not met Alex Lee.  If I have, I’ve long forgotten.

It’s really amazing what Lee has accomplished at such a young age! Congratulations to Lee, and I hope to meet him in the near future.


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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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