Michael Hsing

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Michael Hsing is an Independent candidate for the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey

Michael P. Hsing (traditional Chinese - 邢天佑; pinyin :Xíng tiān yòu; Wade Giles : Hsing Tien-yu; born August 31, 1955 in Taipei, Taiwan). Hsing has served as a Bridgewater Councilman since 2002. Hsing is currently running as an Independent candidate for the open House seat in the 7th congressional district of New Jersey that is currently held by Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.), who is retiring in 2008. Hsing has been a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey since 1990.

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Positions, record and controversies



Michael P. Hsing graduated from National Taiwan University with a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature. He and his wife Tammy came to the United States in 1983, allowing Michael to earn a Master of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology. Michael worked for 15 years at the renowned Bell Labs, before becoming Technical Director of Spherion Technology. Currently he serves as Director of Information Technology Compliance at CIBER, Inc. He is an alumnus of the celebrated Leadership New Jersey program and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Leadership Somerset program. Michael and Tammy have two sons, Arthur and Brian.

Experience (abbreviated)

  • Councilman, Bridgewater Township, Somerset County (Currently serving in 7th year)
  • Charter President, Bridgewater Lions Club
  • Member, Immigration Task Force Committee, New Jersey League of Municipalities
  • Member, Executive Board, Somerset County Governing Officials Association
  • Director, Executive Board, Leadership Somerset
  • Member, Somerset County Republican Municipal Committee, 18th District in Bridgewater
  • President, Somerset County Governing Officials Association (2007)
  • Council President, Bridgewater Township, Somerset County (2005)
  • Co-Chair, BushCheney'04 Asian-Americans New Jersey State Coalition (2004)
  • Member, BushCheney'04 Campaign New Jersey Steering Committee (2004)
  • Member, BushCheney'04 Asian Pacific Americans National Steering Committee (2004)
  • Member, Ferguson for Congress 2004 Campaign Host Committee (2004)
  • Director, Asian-American Outreach for Bill Spadea for Congress Campaign (2004)
  • Delegate, New Jersey State Delegation, Republican National Convention (2004)
  • Member/Council Liaison, Planning Board, Bridgewater Township (2003)
  • Chairman, Asian-Americans for Doug Forrester’s Senate Campaign (2002)
  • Member, Asian-American Advisory Council, NJ State Republican Committee (1999-2001)
  • Member, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Bridgewater Township (1998-2001)
  • Alternate Delegate, New Jersey State Delegation, Republican National Convention (2000)
  • Coordinator, Chinese-American Coalition, Somerset County Republican Organization (2000)
  • Treasurer, Bridgewater Township Republicans Municipal Campaign99 (1999)
  • Member, Somerset County 1998 Economic Development Summit (1998)
  • Member, Governor Whitman’s Inaugural Multi-Cultural Celebration Committee (1998)
  • Webmaster, Congressman Bob Franks’ Web Site in Chinese (1996)
  • Webmaster, Congressman Dick Zimmer’s Web Site in Chinese (1996)
  • Member, Bridgewater-Raritan BOE Citizens Technology Task Force (1994-1995)
  • Charter Member, Edison Chinese-American Lions Club of New Jersey (1994-1995)


  • Named one of the “12 Most Influential Chinese-Americans in New Jersey,” by the Sino Monthly New Jersey Magazine (2007-2008)
  • Outstanding Citizenship Award – Chinese American Business Association (2003)
  • Named one of the “99 People to Watch – The Movers and Shakers in 1999,” by the Courier-News, Somerset County (1999)

Professional & Academic Background

  • Director of Information Technology Compliance, CIBER, Inc.
  • Technical Director of Spherion Technology
  • M.S. in Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology, New York
  • B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

2008 elections

Hsing is an Independent candidate for New Jersey's 7th congressional district. [1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

Committees and affiliations

Hsing will be assigned to committees if and when he is elected to Congress


Articles and resources


  1. New Jersey TheGreenPapers.com, retrieved September 25, 2008

External resources

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