Did you vote in the 6.13 local elections? It was probably the first time for many to vote, and maybe it was the second or third time for others to vote. The 6.13 local elections, held on June 13, 2018, were held to elect members like the superintendent of education, heads of districts, and heads of local governments and so on. Therefore, they were very important elections. For CNU students, they were also important because CNU students are adults who can exercise the right to vote. Most surprisingly, seven elected heads of local governments and one superintendent of education turned out to have graduated from Chungnam National University.
Heo Tae-jung, who majored in philosophy, was elected as the mayor of Daejeon. He served as the 5th and 6th head of Yuseong District Office prior to the election. Additionally, he served as an executive officer at the Office of the President, and he was the Policy Adviser to the Minister of Science and Technology.
Hwang Inho, who studied sociology as a college major, was elected as the head of the Dong-gu (district) Office. He previously served as a member of Daejeon city council. Jung Yongrae was elected as the head of Yuseong-gu Office. He obtained a master’s degree in public administration. Furthermore, he served as an executive secretary of the head of Yuseong-gu Office.
Park Junghyun, who majored in the Department of Law, was elected as the head of the Daedeok-gu Office. She also won the title of the first female group leader in Daejeon.
Maeng Jungho, who majored in Korean Language and Literature, was elected as the mayor of Seosan. He was president of the school body throughout his school years.
Kim Dongon was elected as the governor of Cheongyang-gun. He received a master’s degree in public administration. And he served as a chief administrator.
Kim Jaejong also obtained a master’s degree in public administration. He was elected as the governor of Okcheon-gun, and he served as an assemblyman of Chungcheongbuk-do.
Lastly, Sul Dongho was elected as Daejeon's Superintendent of Education. He received a master’s degree from the graduate school of education and a doctorate in English Language and Literature. And he served as a professor and a president at Hanbat University.
As you can see, Chungnam National University is the driving force behind this local autonomy. This is an outcome we can be proud of, and it is very meaningful because CNU students made it happen by voting. I hope you will become a proud CNU student and shine in society just like them.
Jimin Park, CP Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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