Cesar Cortez is an independent candidate running for Municipal Vice-Mayor in the 2022 Philippine elections. He is running for election to a seat in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur. Cortez is listed as #1 on the ballot, and will be under the name "CORTEZ, CESAR (IND)".
This candidate is running for the position of Municipal Vice Mayor. The vice mayor is responsible for presiding over the sangguniang bayan (municipal council) and signing warrants for expenditures appropriated for its operation, appointing officials and employees of the sangguniang bayan, with exceptions provided in the Local Government Code, exercising the powers and perform the duties and functions of the municipal mayor in cases of temporary vacancy, and assuming the municipal mayor’s office in the event of a permanent one.