Monday, March 21, 2011

Peter Koo

Country of origin: China

Peter Koo (traditional Chinese: 顧雅明) is a New York City-based American politician. He is a Republican member of the New York City Council, representing City Council District 20, which includes the Queens neighborhoods of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Kissena Park, Harding Heights, Auburndale, and parts of Whitestone. Koo was elected to the city council seat on November 3, 2009, defeating Democratic Party nominee Yen Chou, Working Families Party nominee S.J. Jung, and Green Party nominee Evergreen Chou. He assumed the position that was held by John Liu, the New York City Comptroller. He and Manhattan Council member Margaret Chin comprise the Asian-American delegation of the Council. Liu, whom Koo succeeded, also served in the Council from 2002–2009, as its sole Asian-American member

To read more about Peter Koo, see his page on Wikipedia or the page about him on the NYC Council website.

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