By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The previous holder of the position, Chou Li-fang, resigned in January after less than a year in government. One of her tasks was to manage preparations for the hosting of the 2017 Summer Universiade.
Chen, 59, has a long career in the Democratic Progressive Party. He served as mayor of Sanchong in what is now New Taipei City, was elected legislator and appointed transportation vice minister and later secretary-general of the Executive Yuan during the presidency of Chen Shui-bian.
The prospective new vice mayor visited Mayor Ko Wen-je Tuesday morning. After the one-hour meeting which also included other top city officials, Chen told reporters he would be involved in education and domestic affairs. [FULL STORY]