Albay VG Lagman credits his experience as QC councilor for his legislative training
Albay Vice Governor Edcel Lagman has credited his experience in Quezon City council for his legislative training.
Before running as vice governor, Lagman first served as councilor of the fourth district of Quezon City.
“At 31, i ran for councilor in QC’s 4th District. My first time to run for public office. There was, and there still is, a large Bicolano constituency in our country’s melting pot city, Lagman shared.
“Definitely one of the reasons i topped the race for councilors in 2004 and 2010,” he added.
Lagman recalled that the 4th district even produced two senators.
“Looking back, i was very happy for the excellent local legislative training i got in the QC Council. The same legislative council that has produced many congressmen and two senators,” he said.
“But, deep in my heart, i knew i always wanted to serve my fellow Bicolanos. This was why i eventually chose to serve in Albay in 2013 up to the present where i now have a 100% Bicolano constituency, he added.
Lagman ran and won as congressman of Albay in 2013. In 2019, he was elected as Albay vice governor.