Local elections will be held in the city of Dasmariñas on 13 May 2013 together with the National and the provincial level elections. Since Dasmariñas is a first class city in terms of income and the 2nd largest city in southern Luzon in terms of population, however it still an ordinary component city, it means it still elect a provincial official, despite of its own representation in the congress.
Meanwhile, last term Councilor Gavino "Gabby" Mercado, former Barzaga's allied, are still with the Lakas party, and in alliance with Gov. Jonvic Remulla and Jolo Revilla, is running for mayor along with Engr. Miguelito "Mike" Ilano who was lost for board member of 4th district in 2010, is running for congressman. The Mercado group known as the Amazing 16 which included Remulla and Revilla in the coalition.
Although Dasmariñas is a large city not only in CALABARZON region but also in the entire Southern Luzon in terms of income and population, however, it is still not an independent city, and is still in the jurisdiction of the Province of Cavite (4th district) thus it can allow its people to run in and elect to the provincial positions. Incumbent Board Members Teofilo Rudy Lara and Raul Rex Mangubat, both from NUP and Liberal Party are the two candidates to the post of provincial board members. No other opponents are running.
Cavite 4th District Sangguniang Panlalawigan election
Valeriano "Vale" Encabo is the incumbent. He will oppose Liga ng mga Barangay President and Brgy. Fatima III Chairman Antonio "Damo" Ferrer (namesake of Cavite Rep. Antonio Ferrer, who is running for Mayor of neighboring Gen. Trias, Cavite).
Election in the city council is at large at 12 seats on the line. Some candidates from Lakas-CMD are considered as independent because they did not submit their certificate of nomination from their party. 28 people are running, 8 of them are incumbent, all from Team Dasma (NUP/LP) coalition. All 12 candidates of Team Dasma are won.