By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Former Fourth District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer announced Friday all options were open for him in the upcoming 2019 elections.
Ferrer, who was recently acclaimed president of the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) chaired by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., attended the provincial party’s meeting at the Nature’s Village and Restaurant in Talisay City, also last Friday.
According to Ferrer, he has not yet decided on what position he will seek in the 2019 elections.
“All options are open for me,” he stressed, adding he can run for governor, reclaim his seat in Congress or return as mayor of La Carlota City.
“I am happy being a father now,” Ferrer joked, when pressed whether he will run for governor in the 2019 elections considering Marañon is barred from reelection.
Ferrer was Marañon’s running mate in the 2016 elections and lost to incumbent Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson of rival group Love Negros by only two percent of the vote.
Both are again being pitted against each other this time for the gubernatorial race in the 2019 polls.
Another name mentioned for the gubernatorial race is that of Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez who was endorsed to run for senator by Abang Lingkod Partylist Representative Stephen Paduano.
Yet another potential bet is Marañon’s son and namesake, Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III./WDJ