Margaret Chin (Chinese: 陳倩雯) is a New York City-based American politician. A Democrat, she was elected to the New York City Council on November 3, 2009, to represent District 1 in Lower Manhattan, which includes, amongst other neighborhoods and sites, Chinatown, the Financial District, City Hall, and the site of the World Trade Center. Chin immigrated to the United States when she was nine years old and was raised in Chinatown. She is the first Asian American and the first Chinese American elected to represent New York City's Chinatown in the city council, and the first Asian American woman elected to the city council. She and Queens Council member Peter Koo comprise the Asian American delegation of the city council. Current New York City Comptroller John Liu also served in the city council from 2002 to 2009 as its sole Asian American member.