Cheong Yang-seog

Cheong Yang-seog (Korean정양석; Hanja鄭亮碩; born 25 November 1958) is a South Korean politician in the conservative People Power Party who was elected member of the National Assembly for Gangbuk, Seoul, in the 2016 parliamentary election. He previously represented the same constituency between 2008 and 2012.

Cheong Yang-seog
Secretary-General of the People Power Party
In office
19 October 2020 – 11 June 2021
PresidentKim Chong-in (acting)
Preceded byKim Seon-dong
Succeeded byHan Ki-ho
Member of the National Assembly for Gangbuk A
In office
30 May 2016 – 29 May 2020
Preceded byOh Young-sik
Succeeded byChun Joon-ho
In office
30 May 2008 – 29 May 2012
Preceded byOh Young-sik
Succeeded byOh Young-sik
Personal details
Born (1958-11-25) 25 November 1958 (age 63)
Boseong, South Jeolla, South Korea
CitizenshipSouth Korean
Political partyPeople Power
Alma materChonnam National University
Sogang University
Cheong Yang-seog
Revised RomanizationJeong Yangseok
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Yangsŏk

In his first term as an assemblyman, Cheong was a member of the Assembly's Strategy and Finance Committee.[1] In 2010, he introduced a bill to increase the basic tax deduction for salaried workers from 1 million to 2 million South Korean won.[2] He was appointed Second Deputy Secretary-General of the Saenuri Party in 2014.[3]

Cheong was born in Boseong County, South Jeolla Province, and studied at the Korea Army Officer Candidate School before taking a course in political science at Sogang University. He entered politics as a member of the Democratic Justice Party of President Chun Doo-hwan in 1984.[1]

On 19 October 2020, he was appointed the new Secretary-General of the People Power Party (PPP), replacing Kim Seon-dong who had resigned 5 days ago.[4]


  1. ^ a b "서울 강북갑 새누리당 정양석". Focus News (in Korean). 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Lawmakers Backtrack on Move to Fix Fiscal Health". The Korea Times. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ "새누리 제2·3사무부총장에 정양석·손인춘" (in Korean). Yonhap News. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ "국민의힘, 정양석 전 의원 신임 사무총장으로 임명". 19 October 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2021.