PAN-BLUE CANDIDATE:Many had speculated that Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung would be competing with KMT caucus secretary-general Johnny Chiang
Date: Dec 14, 2016
By: William Hetherington / Staff writer, with CNA
Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Tsai Chin-lung (蔡錦隆) yesterday announced that he would run for Taichung mayor in the 2018 local elections after resigning from his post as the party’s Taichung branch director, while other local election hopefuls also responded to rumors about their interest by throwing their hat into the ring.
In response to Tsai’s move, Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said that he welcomed anyone to join the race, adding that his only priority is running a good municipal government that satisfies the will of the people.
Lin said although he is only halfway through his four-year term, he has already begun to see positive changes in the municipality as a result of his administration, adding that he welcomes the addition of another contender for the office to give the public more choice.
Many had speculated that Lin would be competing with KMT caucus secretary-general Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) in the Taichung mayoral election. [FULL STORY]