Lao, Jan Michael Gudilos is a candidate running for office in the upcoming 2022 Philippine elections as a member of the Nacionalista Party. He is campaigning for a post in Santa Cruz as a member of the Sangguniang Bayan. Lao will appear on the ballot under the name "19 LAO, JAN MICHAEL (NP)".
This candidate is running for the position of Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) member. A municipal council member is responsible for approving ordinances and passing resolutions for an efficient and effective municipal government, generating and maximizing resources and revenues for the municipality’s development plans, program objectives, and priorities, granting franchises, enacting ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, enacting ordinances levying taxes, fees, and charges, regulating activities related to the use of land, buildings, and structures within the municipality, and approving ordinances ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of basic services and facilities.