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Gotham Votes 2013

20th City Council District


Democratic nominee and incumbant Peter Koo faces Green Party challenger Evergreen Chou.

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Evergreen Chou

Evergreen C Chou (G)

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Biography: Chou, 47, is the Green Party State Committee Member of Assembly District 22. In 2001, Chou ran as candidate for City Council District 20 and for the State Assembly District 22 in 2002 and 2004. In 1999, Chou and Daystar co-founded the Flushing Greens, a non-profit environmental organization. He was born in Taiwan and moved to the Bronx when he was 9 years old. Evergreen attended City College. He currently lives in Flushing, NY with his wife Daystar and their 19-year old nephew, Xiao Ma. 

Peter Koo

Peter Koo (R, I, C)

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Biography: Koo, 55, is a former member of Community Board 7. He has served as the chairman of program services for the Flushing Business Improvement District and President of the Flushing Chinese Business Association. After earning his degree from the University of New Mexico, he worked as a pharmacist for hospitals in New Mexico and Texas. Koo is the CEO and president of the Starside Pharmacy chain. Koo immigrated to New York in 1971 from Hong Kong and has been a resident of Flushing for over 20 years. 

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Evergreen Chou

Evergreen C Chou (G)

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Biography: Chou, 47, is the Green Party State Committee Member of Assembly District 22. In 2001, Chou ran as candidate for City Council District 20 and for the State Assembly District 22 in 2002 and 2004. In 1999, Chou and Daystar co-founded the Flushing Greens, a non-profit environmental organization. He was born in Taiwan and moved to the Bronx when he was 9 years old. Evergreen attended City College. He currently lives in Flushing, NY with his wife Daystar and their 19-year old nephew, Xiao Ma. 

Peter Koo

Peter Koo (R, I, C)

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Biography: Koo, 55, is a former member of Community Board 7. He has served as the chairman of program services for the Flushing Business Improvement District and President of the Flushing Chinese Business Association. After earning his degree from the University of New Mexico, he worked as a pharmacist for hospitals in New Mexico and Texas. Koo is the CEO and president of the Starside Pharmacy chain. Koo immigrated to New York in 1971 from Hong Kong and has been a resident of Flushing for over 20 years. 

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