Cainta mayor’s wife wants to be his successor

October 4, 2021

Lawyer Ellen Nieto wants to run for mayor in Cainta.

Her husband, Cainta Mayor Johnielle “Kit” Nieto, is in his third and final term.

Mrs. Nieto said she based her decision on the call of supporters and consultations with her husband.

Mayor Nieto has yet to announce if he would seek higher office in the 2022 elections or take a break from politics.

“I know he’s always there to guide me, so I decided to run,” Mrs. Nieto said.

“We aim for the same goal — to serve the people and address their problems.”

She will file her certificate of candidacy (CoC) on 8 October.