New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang, who represents New Taipei City's 12th electoral district, has confirmed he will not seek re-election and he will back his legislative office director Lai Chia-lun instead.
Smear tactics have been used to smear this earnest, responsible, hardworking, and down to earth team that has traveled to every corner of this electoral district. I cannot accept this.
New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang has confirmed he will not be seeking re-election for New Taipei City's 12th electoral district. He also expressed his dismay over the treatment of his team. Huang and his team have been criticized by constituents for not devoting enough effort to issues affecting his electoral district, but he could not accept the criticism, as he thinks his team's efforts were enough. Huang said he will support Lai Chia-lun, the director of his legislative office, to replace him. The 12th electoral district encompasses seven city districts including Xizhi District. There are now questions as to whether Huang will be included on the party's legislator-at-large list.
It's true that during the past two months, many friends of the New Power Party, including Chairperson Chiu Hsien-chih, asked me to put myself on the list. As of today, I haven't agreed.
Huang said in July, he began traveling around Taiwan to give a speech titled "Taiwan's Next Step," and those who are concerned about his next step should focus their attention on Taiwan's next step instead. He also refuted the rumors that he might join Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je's Taiwan People's Party, saying he has no plans to do so. As for Lai, when he was asked if he will be running as a representative of the NPP, he responded his nomination case has already been sent to the party's central committee for review.