Yen Kuan-heng Chosen as KMT Candidate for Taichung By-election 台中第2選區立委補選 顏寬恒宣布參選

The KMT has announced former lawmaker Yen Kuan-heng as its candidate in the Taichung City legislative by-election, saying Yen represents local voices. Yen will face off with the DPP's Lin Ching-yi and educator Lin Chin-lien.



Kuomintang Chair Eric Chu and Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen show their support for the party's legislative by-election candidate, Yen Kuan-heng.

Eric Chu, KMT Chair: “Yen Kuan-heng has deep roots in the community and he understands what the people need. He is the best candidate for the second electoral district.”

Yen, who has experience as a lawmaker, says he is a local through and through and he doesn't want his hometown to become a battleground for party politics.

Yen Kuan-heng, KMT Legislative Candidate: “Local residents need to choose a candidate that is able to truly represent them and their community, a candidate who will fight for them and their rights. Therefore, this election can't be just a fight between political parties.”

Yen will be running against the Democratic Progressive Party's Lin Ching-yi, who is also a former lawmaker. Lin says voters can analyze for themselves who did better as a lawmaker.

Lin Ching-yi, DPP Legislative Candidate: “Compare the quality of our proposals, our service cases, the content of our proposed bills, and the quality and content of our interpellations. These are the aspects a member of the legislature should be judged on.”

The by-election will be held on Jan. 9 just a few weeks after the public referendums on Dec. 18. It is widely seen as a weathervane for the 2022 presidential elections. Li Ming Kindergarten's Lin Chin-lien has also thrown his hat in the ring. The Taiwan People's Party has not yet decided if it will field a candidate.
 

 

 

國民黨主席朱立倫,牽著前立委顏寬恒的手走出來面對媒體,依序還有台中市長盧秀燕及顏寬恒父親顏清標等人,營造藍營大團結氣勢。

國民黨主席朱立倫表示:「今天對於一位長期深耕基層、了解基層,顏寬恒是最適合代表中二選區的候選人。」

確認再披戰袍,投入台中市立委第二選區補選,顏寬恒表示,他是真正的海線在地人,不希望家鄉變成政黨對決的戰場。

國民黨台中第二選區補選參選人顏寬恒表示:「單純的只是在地的鄉親,要選出一個能夠代表地方, 為鄉親爭取權利的民意代表,所以這一次的選舉,絕對不是政黨惡鬥。」

中二立委補選名單態勢越來越明朗,對於民進黨已經確認徵召的前任不分區立委林靜儀來說,她希望顏寬恒能證明做得比她和陳柏惟好,而且林靜儀和顏寬恒同時擔任過第九屆立委,選民可以自己做比較和檢視。

民進黨台中第二選區補選參選人林靜儀表示:「我們兩個的提案品質,我們兩個的服務案件,我們兩個法案提出的內容,以及我們質詢品質跟質詢內容,我相信這是一個在選舉裡面,所謂選出一個比較好的國會議員來說,值得選民去檢視的部分。」

12月18號四項公投案後,緊接著明年1月9號就是中二選區補選投票,也被外界視為2022地方選戰的前哨戰,目前投入選戰的除了顏寬恆和林靜儀,還有黎明幼兒園長林金連,而民眾黨主席柯文哲則回應,黨內是否推派人選,會請台中市黨部全權處理。

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