Margaret S. Chin

Margaret S. Chin DEMDemocrat

American politician (born 1953)

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Margaret S. ChinDEMDemocrat American politician (born 1953)
68
Years of Age
16
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

Margaret S. Chin (born May 26, 1953) is a Hong Kong American politician who served as a council member for the 1st district of the New York City Council. A Democrat, she and Queens Council member Peter Koo comprised the Asian American delegation of the city council. Her district included all or parts of Battery Park City, Chinatown, Civic Center, East Village, Ellis Island, Financial District, Governors Island, Greenwich Village, Liberty Island, Little Italy, Lower East Side, NoHo, Nolita, SoHo, Tribeca, and the West Village. Chin controversially retained the right to run a third term despite its unpopularity in 2010. Seven years later, she ran for re-election and won her primary with 46% of the vote against a newcomer, Christopher Marte, who received 44%.

Education3 - 3 of 1
City University of New York
1975
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Council Member
New York City Council
2010 - 2021
Member
Community Planning Board #1
1988 - 1991
Member
Democratic State Committee (two terms)
1986 - 1990
Member. Community Planning Board
#3
1985 - 1988
Director
LaGuardia Community College
1983 - 1997
Director
Chinatown Center
1983 - 1997
Deputy Executive Director
Asian Americans for Equality, present (on leave)
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Member
Planning Committee for Cascade High School
1997 - 1998
Advisory Member
United States Census Bureau on Asian/Pacific Island Populations
1995 - Current
Member
City College Alumni Associaion
1993 - Current