Margaret Chin (born May 26, 1954 in Hong Kong) is a Taishanese Chinese-American politician serving as a council member for the 1st District of the New York City Council.
A Democrat, she and Queens Council member Peter Koo comprise the Asian American delegation of the city council.
Her district includes all or parts of Battery Park City, Chinatown, Civic Center, East Village, Ellis Island, Financial District, Governors Island, Greenwich Village, Liberty Island, Little Italy, Lower East Side, NoHo, Nolita, SoHo, Tribeca, and the West Village.
Chin controversially retained the right to run a third term despite its unpopularity in 2010.
Seven years later, she ran for re-election and won her primary with 46% of the vote against a newcomer, Christopher Marte, who received 44%.
Her support for rebuilding a jail in her district was met with some of the fiercest opposition in the current anti-jails movement.