Yang Chiu-hsing

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Yang Chiu-hsing
Chiu-hsing Yang cropped.jpg
Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan
In office
6 February 2012[1] – 2004
Magistrate of Kaohsiung County
In office
20 December 2001 – 25 December 2010
Preceded by Yu Cheng-hsien
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born 15 May 1956 (1956-05-15) (age 61)
Yanchao, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang (1975-1976)
Democratic Progressive Party (1987-2010)
Independent (2010-2013)
Kuomintang (2013-)
Alma mater National Taiwan University

Yang Chiu-hsing (Chinese: 楊秋興; pinyin: Yáng Qiūxìng) is a Taiwanese politician. He was a Minister without Portfolio in the Executive Yuan and Magistrate of Kaohsiung County.[2][3]

Kaohsiung County Magistracy[edit]

Yang was elected as the Magistrate of Kaohsiung County after winning the 2001 Republic of China local election under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on 1 December 2011 and took office on 20 December 2011. He was reelected for the second term of magistrate after winning the 2005 Republic of China local election under DPP on 3 December 2005 and took office on 20 December 2005.

2010 Kaohsiung Mayoralty election[edit]

On 27 November 2010, Magistrate Yang joined Kaohsiung City Mayoralty election as independent candidate. However, he lost to incumbent Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu of DPP.

Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Yang Chiu-hsing 414,950 26.68%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) 2 Huang Chao-shun 319,171 20.52%
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 3 Chen Chu 821,089 52.80% Vote1.png
Total 1,555,210 100.00%
Voter turnout 72.52%

2014 Kaohsiung Mayoral election[edit]

Yang's mayoral campaign banner at KMT Kaohsiung headquarter office

On 29 November 2014, Yang joined Kaohsiung City mayoralty election as Kuomintang candidate for Mayor of Kaohsiung position, going against his rival incumbent Mayor Chen Chu of DPP.[4] He however lost to Chen.

2014 Kaohsiung City Mayoralty Election Result
No. Candidate Party Votes Percentage
1 Chou Ko-sheng (周可盛) Independent 14,925 1.02%
2 Chen Chu Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg DPP 993,300 68.09%
3 Yang Chiu-hsing Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg KMT 450,647 30.89%