SU TSENG-CHANG:The Democratic Progressive Party legislative candidate said her father’s reputation has been ‘a source of both pressure and motivation’
Date: Nov 04, 2015
By: Chang An-chiao and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Su Chiao-hui (蘇巧慧), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative candidate for New
Taipei City’s fifth electoral constituency and the daughter of former DPP chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), says her goal is to expand the democratic legacy of her father’s generation.
New Taipei City’s fifth electoral constituency is comprised of Shulin (樹林), Yingge (鶯歌) and Sinjhuang (新莊) districts.
When asked about how she evaluates the effect of her father’s reputation on her campaign, Su Chiao-hui said it had been “a source of both pressure and motivation.”
“The standards and expectations to which I am compared are higher,” she said.
“I watched the previous generation open democracy’s gates and our generation exercises the right to free speech as naturally as we breathe air. Without them, there is no us,” she said. “I don’t see myself as replacing anyone. It is more accurate to say that I am taking on the general responsibility that has been entrusted to us.” [FULL STORY]