Kwon Young-jin (politician)

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Kwon Young-jin
Mayor of Daegu
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded byKim Bum-il
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 2008 – 29 May 2012
Preceded byWoo Won-shik
Succeeded byWoo Won-shik
ConstituencyNowon B (Seoul)
Personal details
Born (1962-12-10) 10 December 1962 (age 56)
Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Political partyLiberty Korea
Alma materKorea University
WebsiteKwon Young-jin's Blog
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGwon Yeongjin
McCune–ReischauerKwŏn Yŏngjin

Kwon Young-jin (Hangul권영진; Hanja權泳臻; born 10 December 1962) is a South Korean politician who currently serves as the mayor of Daegu.


Kwon Young-jin was born on December 10, 1962 in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province.

In 2002, Kwon entered politics on the recommendation of the President of the Grand National Party Lee Hoi-chang. In 2004, he led the way "Tent headquarters movement" of the Grand National Party.

In 2007 presidential election, Kwon supported Lee Myung-bak. And he ran for the 2008 legislative election for Nowon District, Seoul and he won over the Woo Won-shik of the United Democratic Party. However, he lost to Woo Won-shik in the 2012 legislative election.

Kwon ran for mayor of Daegu in the 2014 local elections and won. And in 2018, he was re-elected despite his party(Liberty Korea Party)'s poor approval rating. He put up the city government's slogan is "Only Citizens' Happiness, Creating Daegu."[1][2]


  1. ^ "권영진 대구시장 당선자, 그는 누구인가?...그가 걸어온 길". 국제뉴스 (Gukjenews) (in Korean). 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ "<광역단체장 인터뷰 / 권영진 대구광역시장> "대구는 더이상 수구꼴통도시 아닌 열린도시"". 내일신문 (in Korean). 2018-07-09. Retrieved 2018-07-26.

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