DPP's Lin Chih-chien wins reelection in Hsinchu City

Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) (Photo/Lin's FB)

Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) (Photo/Lin's FB)

Incumbent Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) declared victory in Saturday's local elections, winning reelection with a sizeable majority over his opposition Kuomintang rival, former Mayor Hsu Ming-tsai (許明財).

A former Hsinchu City councilor, Lin was the youngest mayor in Taiwan when he was first elected to the post four years ago.

Lin had served as assistant of DPP legislative caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) for nine years since he was 25 before he ran for a Hsinchu City councilor seat in 2009.