Margaret took office in the New York City Council in 2010, as the representative for District 1, Lower Manhattan. Margaret is Chair of the Council’s Committee on Aging, and is a member of the Committees on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing; Housing and Buildings; Rules, Privileges and Elections; Standards and Ethics and Youth Services. She proudly co-chairs the Women’s Caucus, and is a founding member of the Progressive Caucus and a member of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.
Margaret Chin immigrated to the U.S. with her family from Hong Kong when she was nine years old. She grew up in NYC Chinatown and attended P.S. 130 and JHS 65. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and from the City College of New York with a degree in education.
For over a decade, Margaret worked at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), an organization that she helped to form when she was in college. At AAFE, she fought for affordable housing, as well equal opportunities for immigrant families. Before taking office, Margaret successfully fought to get bilingual ballots for the Asian community.
Margaret is married to Alan Tung, a public school teacher. Their son, Kevin, attended public schools. Margaret’s mother is a retired garment worker and still lives in Chinatown.