Michael Chan

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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 10
Bachelor'sState University of New York
Master'sGraduate School of Binghamton University
Campaign website
Michael Chan was a 2012 Republican and Conservative Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of New York. He was defeated by Jerrold Nadler on November 6, 2012.[1]


Chan holds a bachelor's in finance from State University of New York and a masters in public administration from the Graduate School of Binghamton University.[2]


Campaign themes


Chan listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[3]


  • Foster good governance with increase of transparency, integrity and accountability
  • Promote a performance-based government truly for the people and by the people, by demanding higher standards of public administration with managerial effectiveness, efficiency, and responsiveness

Fiscal and Economic Policies

  • Lower taxes, as fundamentals, to save all Americans, the hardworking people and their families from being pressed by

the tax burdens, thereby generate more revenues for the government from the increase of disposable income and purchasing power, stimulate our economy and decrease deficits

  • Favor 'small government' by reducing unproductive workforce/staffing, however, support expansion of federal spending on infrastructural projects known as capital investment as means of promoting economic growth, as viewed by economists
  • Support appropriate tax cuts/tax relief, as the Bush Administration did in 2001 and 2003, thereby creating jobs, bringing economic and social stability, and boosting economic growth and prosperity
  • Provide tax incentives for businesses to enable more investments and hiring, thereby getting more people back to work. Michael Chan has been a believer in supply-side economics known as Reagonomics in the 1980's
  • Restore fiscal discipline, lower government expenditures, consolidate and/or slash redundant agencies/programs, thereby cutting wasteful spending
  • For radical erase of budget deficit, balancing the budget is a legislative priority. Michael will support a Balancing Budget Amendment to the Constitution mandating a balanced budget with a debt ceiling, thereby lowering national debt and freeing future generations from debts

Foreign Policy and National Security

  • Prioritize the best interest of the American people at home and abroad
  • Stop undue international aids, thereby lowering national debts/federal deficits, leading to job creation, and thus reducing the increased poverty
  • Foster global harmonies by implementing and developing foreign policy with more effective diplomacy and tactics, thereby leading to national security and world peace
  • Maintain and develop positive international relations and stronger ties with American allies, thereby realizing world peace thus lowering the costs and effects of homeland security

International Trade, Banking/Financial Services, and Commerce

  • Take our geo-politic advantages to create more free-trade zones with more nations, like NAFTA established in 1993, thereby competing the expanding European Union (EU) and lowering our trade deficits (this statement formerly presented in the Platform page since October 14, 2011 or earlier)
  • Increase exports of goods and services, in terms of the GDP, thereby erasing trade deficits
  • Provide a competitive edge with less stringent regulations for American bankers and entrepreneurs over foreign competitors, thereby creating more tax revenue and lowering the federal deficit
  • Favor laissez-faire market and preserve a climate of increased productivity and reasonable profitability for both large and small businesses, in fair practices without compromising consumer rights protections."



See also: New York's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Chan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 10th District. He sought the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets. He was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic 8th District incumbent Jerrold Nadler in the November general election.[4] He was defeated by Jerrold Nadler on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler Incumbent 69.8% 165,000
     Republican Michael Chan 16.6% 39,311
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 13.5% 32,012
Total Votes 236,323
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Chan was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Chan was defeated by incumbent Richard Gottfried (D) in the general election on November 2.[6]

Campaign donors


No campaign donor information available.[7]

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