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Education

Education
Incheon Songrim Elementary School, Incheon Sunin Middle School, Incheon Jemulpo High School
BA in Political Science, Yonsei University
Master's degree in Public Administration, Seoul National University
PhD in Political Science (continuing), Yonsei University
 

Career

Career
1979 Passed the 23rd Senior Civil Service Examination for Administrative Service
1984 Discharged from military service (Army; First Lieutenant)
Gangwon Provincial Government, Ministry of Home Affairs
1993 Director of Planning Division, Gyeonggi Provincial Government
1994 33rd Mayor of Gimpo County, Gyeonggi Province (youngest mayor)
1995 5th Mayor of Seo-gu, Incheon (youngest mayor)
The first mayor of Gimpo County, Gyeonggi Province to be elected by popular vote
1998 1st Mayor of Gimpo City, Gyeonggi Province (youngest mayor; two terms)
2nd Mayor of Gimpo City, Gyeonggi Province
2000 Co-President and Executive Secretary of National Association of Mayors
2004 Member of the 17th National Assembly
2005 Chairperson of the 1st Policy Coordination Committee, Grand National Party
Chief of Staff to the leader of the Grand National Party, Park, Geun-hye
2007 Chairman of Alumni Association of ROK Army OCS
Chief of Staff to the 17th presidential candidate of the Grand National Party, Park, Geun-hye
2008 President-elect’s special envoy to China
Member of the 18th National Assembly
Leader of the National Assembly Advanced Society Research Forum
2009 Presidential envoy to Europe
2010 Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Chair of FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific
2012 President of the Korean Council of Sport for All
Member of the 19th National Assembly
Leader of the National Assembly Sports for All and Public Happiness Forum
Head of the headquarters campaigning to occupational groups for the presidential election camp of Park, Geun-hye
2013 Chairman of the National Assembly Korea-New Zealand Friendship Society
Vice Chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee for the 18th President, Park, Geun-hy
Minister of Security and Public Administration
2014 6th popularly elected Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City
2015 Chair of the National City and Province Governor Committee


Publications

Publications
Green Pencil (2001)
Age of Successful Local Autonomy (2002)
Holding a Torn Business Card in the Heart (2008)
The Fox and the Hedgehog (2012)


Publications

Publications
A Study on the Challenges and Responses in Popular Votes for the Heads of Local Autonomous Bodies (Seoul National University)


Awards

Awards
1993 Service Merit Medal (President)
1996 Gimpo County, ‘Best Organization for Profit Management' (Gyeongin Daily)
'Most Active Head of the Municipalities' (SBS)
1998 Gimpo City, 'Best City for Administration' (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs)
Gimpo City, 'Best Organization' (President)
1999 'Best Performer among the Heads of the Municipalities in the Metropolitan Area' (Munhwa Daily)
‘Gyeongin Local Autonomy Grand Award' (Gyeonggidomin Daily)
2000 Selected as an ‘Excellent’ organization (Gimpo City) at the first Local Autonomous Body Reform Exhibit
2001 Selected as an ‘Excellent’ organization (Gimpo City) by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea
2007 Nominated as an ‘Excellent’ National Assembly Member in the National Assembly Audit by Citizens United for a Better Society
2008 Nominated as an ‘Excellent’ National Assembly Member in the National Assembly Audit by the NGO Monitoring Group
2009 Nominated as an ‘Excellent’ National Assembly Member in the National Assembly Audit by the NGO Monitoring Group
2010 Globalized Partner Award given by European Chamber of Commerce in Korea
2011 Nominated as an ‘Excellent’ National Assembly Member in the National Assembly Audit by the NGO Monitoring Group
2012 Order of Service Merit (Blue Stripes)
2014 Outstanding Municipal Government Head Award (Citizen’s Social Organization Union)
2015 2015 Influential CEOs in Korea, Future Management Award (Chosun Ilbo)
Outstanding Municipal Government Head Award (Citizen’s Social Organization Union)


Legislative Activities

Legislative Activities
2004.5 ~ 2008. 5 Member of the 17th National Assembly
Member of Securities and Public Administration Committee, 17th National Assembly
Member of Special Committee on Budget and Accounts, 17th National Assembly
Member of Construction and Transport Committee, 17th National Assembly
Chairperson of the 1st Policy Coordination Committee, Grand National Party
Secretary of Special Committee on Local Administration Reform, Grand National Party
Chief of Staff, Grand National Party
2008. 5 ~ 2012. 5 Member of the 18th National Assembly
Member of Land and Marine Affairs Committee, 18th National Assembly
2012. 5 ~2014. 5 Member of the 19th National Assembly
National Assembly National Defense Committee member