Hau Lung-pin's winding route to city hall

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 December, 2007, 12:00am

Hau Lung-pin, 55, son of former premier Hau Pei-tsun

PhD in food science from University of Massachusetts

Married to his National Taiwan University classmate Kao Lang-sin, with two daughters and one son. Wife is a university professor

Broke ranks with Kuomintang to join the New Party in 1995

New Party legislator from 1996 to 2001

Head of Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003

Secretary general of Taiwan Red Cross from 2004 to 2006

Returned to KMT last year to represent the party in the mayoral elections

Beat Frank Hsieh Chang-ting, of the Democratic Progressive Party, and James Soong Chu-yu, of the People First Party, to become mayor of Taipei in December last year