Cheng Wen-tsan

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Cheng Wen-tsan
Cheng Wen-tsan at DPP press conference 2009-07.jpg
1st Mayor of Taoyuan City
Assumed office
25 December 2014
DeputyChiu Tai-san
Preceded byPosition established; John Wu as Magistrate of Taoyuan County
Minister of the Government Information Office
In office
25 January 2006 – 20 April 2007
Preceded byPasuya Yao
Succeeded byYi Rong-zong (acting)
Shieh Jhy-wey
Personal details
Born (1967-07-06) 6 July 1967 (age 52)
Bade, Taoyuan County (now Bade District, Taoyuan City)
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Alma materNational Taiwan University

Cheng Wen-tsan (Chinese: 鄭文燦; pinyin: Zhèng Wéncàn; born 6 July 1967) is a Taiwanese politician. He is the first and incumbent Mayor of the newly established Taoyuan City, having served since 25 December 2014.[1]


Cheng received his bachelor's degree from the Department of Sociology and master's degree from the Graduate Institute of National Development of National Taiwan University.[2]

Political career[edit]

In the early 2000s Cheng worked for the Democratic Progressive Party's Information and Culture Department.[3]

2009 Taoyuan County Magistrate election[edit]

Cheng joined the 2009 Taoyuan County magistrate election under the Democratic Progressive Party banner on 5 December 2009. However, he lost to Kuomintang opponent John Wu.

2009 Taoyuan County Magistrate Election Result
No. Party Candidate Votes Percentage
1 Hakka Party Wu Futong (吳富彤) 15,087 2.08%
2 DPP Cheng Wen-tsan 346,678 45.69%
3 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT John Wu 396,237 52.22% Vote1.svg

Mayor of Taoyuan City[edit]

Lin was elected as the Mayor of Taoyuan City after winning the 2014 Taoyuan City mayoralty election held on 29 November 2014, defeating incumbent Magistrate John Wu of the Kuomintang.[4]

2014 Taoyuan City Mayoralty Election Result
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Cheng Wen-tsan DPP 492,414 51.00% Vote1.svg
2 John Wu Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT 463,133 47.97%
3 Hsu Jiu-chih (許睿智) Independent 9,943 1.03%

Lin appointed Chiu Tai-san and Wang Ming-teh as deputy mayors of Taoyuan.[5]

In April 2017, Cheng's rib was fractured after he was attacked by protesters outside Legislative Yuan who were opposing the government plan to pass a bill on pension system reform.[6] However, he did not press charges against the perpetrator because his belief in democratic politics.[7]

2018 Taoyuan City mayor election[edit]

Chen defeated Apollo Chen of the Kuomintang and three independent candidates to win a second term as mayor of Taoyuan on 24 November 2018.[8]

2018 Taoyuan City mayoral results[9]
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Zhu Mei-xue (朱梅雪) Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 18,200 1.76%
2 Apollo Chen Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 407,234 39.42%
3 Yang Li-huan (楊麗環) Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 51,518 4.99%
4 Wu Fu-tong (吳富彤) Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3,867 0.37%
5 Cheng Wen-tsan Democratic Progressive Party 552,330 53.46% Vote1.svg
Total voters  1,732,591
Valid votes  1,033,149
Invalid votes  
Voter turnout  59.63%


  1. ^ "DPP's Cheng Wen-tsan scores upset victory in Taoyuan election".
  2. ^ "The New Cabinet". Taiwan Today. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ Chang, Yun-Ping (29 September 2003). "At 17 years of age, is DPP ship adrift?". Taipei Times. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. ^ Shan, Shelley Shan (30 November 2014). "2014 ELECTIONS: KMT's John Wu loses Taoyuan re-election bid". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  5. ^ Lo, Chi-hao James (16 December 2014). "DPP mayors-elect finalize early cabinet list". China Post. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  6. ^ Wen, Kui-hsiang; Chang, S.C. (24 April 2017). "Taoyuan mayor gets broken ribs during April 19 legislative melee". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  7. ^ Shih, Hsiao-kuang (26 April 2017). "Taoyuan Mayor says no charges for protesters". Taipei Times. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  8. ^ Shan, Shelley (25 November 2018). "2018 ELECTIONS: Taoyuan Mayor Cheng defeats four challengers". Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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