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Richard Garin to run as Iloilo vice governor; says wife Janette considering Congress run

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Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. has declared his intention to run for vice governor in 2019.

He will run as Rep. Ferjenel Biron’s (4th District) running mate in next year’s polls.

Garin, who represents Iloilo’s 1st Congressional District, told Politiko his wife, former Health secretary Janette Garin will replace him.

Asked if the Biron-Garin tandem would easily win the election, the provincial chairman of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Iloilo said, “Yes winnable! Combined Congs efforts of 1st 2nd 4th & 5th Districts.”

Biron will face Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr. (3rd District) in the gubernatorial race.