Cheng Wen-tsan

Cheng Wen-tsan
1st Mayor of Taoyuan City
Assumed office
25 December 2014
Deputy Chiu Tai-san
Preceded by Position established; John Wu as Magistrate of Taoyuan County
Minister of the Government Information Office
In office
25 January 2006  20 April 2007
Preceded by Pasuya Yao
Succeeded by Yi Rong-zong (acting)
Hsieh Chih-wei
Personal details
Born (1967-07-06) 6 July 1967
Bade, Taoyuan County (now Bade District, Taoyuan City)
Nationality  Republic of China
Political party Democratic Progressive Party
Alma mater National Taiwan University

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

Early life

Cheng did 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

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

2009 Taoyuan County Magistrate election

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
1Hakka PartyWu Futong (吳富彤)15,0872.08%
2 DPPCheng Wen-tsan346,67845.69%
3 KMTJohn Wu396,23752.22%

Mayor of Taoyuan City

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
1Cheng Wen-tsan DPP492,414 51.00%
2John Wu KMT463,133 47.97%
3Hsu Jiu-chih (許睿智)Independent9,943 1.03%

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


  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.
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