Twu Shiing-jer (Chinese: 涂醒哲; pinyin: Tú Xǐngzhé; Wade–Giles: T'u2 Hsing3-che2; born 17 June 1951) is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Minister of the Department of Health from 2002 to 2003 and later served in the Legislative Yuan from 2008 to 2012. He was the Mayor of Chiayi City from 25 December 2014 to 25 December 2018.
|Mayor of Chiayi City|
25 December 2014 – 25 December 2018
|Preceded by||Huang Min-hui|
|Succeeded by||Huang Min-hui|
|Member of the Legislative Yuan|
1 February 2008 – 31 January 2012
|Constituency||Republic of China|
|Minister of Department of Health |
(acting until 31 December 2002)
1 September 2002 – 18 May 2003
|Preceded by||Lee Ming-liang|
|Succeeded by||Chen Chien-jen|
|Chief of Centers for Disease Control|
29 May 2000 – 30 June 2002
|Preceded by||Chang Hung-jen (張鴻仁) (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Chiang Ying-lung (江英隆) (acting)|
|Born||17 June 1951|
Puzi, Chiayi County, Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Political party||Democratic Progressive Party|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University|
University of California, Los Angeles
Twu obtained his bachelor's degree in medicine and master's degree in public health from National Taiwan University. He then obtained his doctoral degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in the United States.
Twu succeeded Lee Ming-liang as minister of the Department of Health on 1 September 2002 and resigned on 16 May 2003.
Mayor of Chiayi CityEdit
2009 Chiayi City mayor electionEdit
Twu joined the 2009 Republic of China local elections for the position of Chiayi City mayor. The elections were held on 5 December 2009. He eventually lost to Kuomintang candidate Huang Min-hui.
|2009 Chiayi City Mayoralty Election Result|
|2||Lin Sheng-fen (林聖芬)||Independent||2,801||2.09%|
2014 Chiayi City mayor electionEdit
Twu won a party primary held in March 2014, and was named the Democratic Progressive Party candidate for the Chiayi City mayoralty. In September, Twu asked the voters to choose the best person, not the wealthiest, referring to politicians from Kuomintang who were mostly backed by their huge assets and government resources to work with business conglomerates run by wealthy families to control local political factions and influence election outcomes. He ran his campaign under the slogan Bold leadership, Chuluo, heading up for Taiwan (氣魄 諸羅 台灣頭). Chiayi was a part of Chuluo County until 1787 when it was renamed.
Twu was elected as the Mayor of Chiayi City after winning the 2014 Chiayi City mayoralty election held on 29 November 2014.
|2014 Chiayi City Mayoralty Election Result|
|1||Chen Hsiu-li (陳秀麗)||Independent||633||0.44%|
|2||Chen Tai-shan (陳泰山)||Independent||786||0.54%|
|3||Chen Yi-chen (陳以真)||KMT||66,108||45.50%|
|5||Hsu Wen-chien (許文建)||Independent||330||0.23%|
|6||Lin Shi-han (林詩涵)||People Democratic Front||2,747||1.89%|
2018 Chiayi City mayor electionEdit
|2018 Democratic Progressive Party Chiayi City mayoral primary results|
|2018 Chiayi City mayoral results|
|3||Huang Hung Chen Taiwan Ah Chen World Great Person Rich President (黃宏成台灣阿成
|4||Twu Shiing-jer||Democratic Progressive Party||56,256||39.56%|
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