Our District Leaders

Jenny L. Low

A long-time resident and activist in New York City’s Chinatown, Jenny is the first Chinese-American elected as a Democratic District Leader in the Chinatown/Lower East Side area (65th AD, Part D), a party position that she has held since 1995. Jenny was elected the Democratic State Committee Member in the 65th AD since 2014. She is a Vice Chair of the New York State Democratic Committee. In these roles, Jenny has established relationships with key community leaders and elected officials at local, state and federal levels to bridge the communication and understanding of the needs of the community where she lives, works and volunteers. Jenny received a number of recognitions and awards for her leadership in her professional and community volunteer work.

Passionate about inclusive leadership and diversity among elected officials, Jenny joined the board of Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee (ERLC) in 2010 and currently serves as Vice President. Founded in 2001, ERLC’s mission is to support pro-choice Democratic women running for elected offices across New York State. (http://www.eleanorslegacy.com/)

Jenny serves as the Board Chair of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) whose mission is to serve the Chinese-American, immigrant and low-income communities in New York City by providing services, skills and resources towards economic self-sufficiency. With an annual budget of over $130 million, CPC is one of the largest Asian multi-social service non-profit in the U.S. Founded in 1965 by a few civic minded community activists as the first social service agency to serve Chinese-Americans in New York, CPC currently serves over 8,000 clients each day with over 50 programs in 30 locations throughout New York City. CPC’s services include: child care, youth service, workforce development, senior services, home attendant service, family counseling, and walk-in multi-service centers. (https://cpc-nyc.org/)

Jenny is a strategic philanthropy and community relations management executive. She has extensive experience in corporate philanthropic grant making, operational processes, and legal and regulatory compliance.

Jenny has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and management sciences from Yale University. A longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, she and her husband raised their son in the very communities she serves.