BACOLOD City – Mayors in the third congressional district of Negros Occidental want Rep. Alfredo Benitez to run for governor in the 2019 elections instead of gunning for a Senate seat.
But E.B. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon said while they are pushing for Benitez to run for governor, they will still support if he decides otherwise.
The third district covers the cities of Victorias, Talisay, Silay and the municipalities of Murcia and E.B. Magalona.
Malacon said they believe that Benitez can do more for the province as governor.
Earlier, former provincial board member Patrick Lacson started a signature campaign in his FB page urging Benitez to run for governor.
This was followed with an endorsement from Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña.