Alex Lee, age 25, has won the Assembly District 25 race and broken some records in the process. The District encompasses Milpitas, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Newark.
One hundred percent of Santa Clara and Alameda precincts are now reporting, with approximately 104,000 votes tallied. Lee has set records for being the youngest Asian-American, the first Generation Z legislator, and the first openly bisexual legislator in the history of California.
Lee took 73.1% of the vote against recurring Republican District 25 competitor Bob Brunton. As his campaign progressed, Lee gained a boost by way of endorsements from recent presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang.
Lee was arrested by San Jose Police for a curfew violation following his involvement in a protest this past Spring. However, all curfew-related charges were ultimately dropped, removing a potential obstacle from Lee’s Assembly seat pursuit.
“When we announced our campaign last June, we were the underdog,” shared Lee in a press release. “And with this victory, we’re challenging the status quo. We’re proof that if you have a dream and you fight for it, you can get there. Despite being outspent 15 to 1 in the primary, our commitment to running a clean money campaign, our focus on the community, and our clear vision for the future is what resonated with people.”
Lee graduated from UC Davis after previously having graduated from Milpitas High School. He will be filling the Assembly seat long held by Kansen Chu, who has currently received 39% of the vote in the District 3 County Board of Supervisors race against Otto Lee.