Hon. Samuel “Nonoy Sam” T. Gumarin (born June 26, 1962, Buenavista, Guimaras) is a medical doctor and the present Mayor of the Municipality of Buenavista in the Province of Guimaras. He is married to an equally responsible wife, Hon. Cecile Cabangal-Gumarin, a current Board Member of the first district of Guimaras and a licensed physician. The couple is blessed with a brilliant daughter, Ysa Katrina C. Gumarin, a registered nurse and a licensed Physician just like her parents.

Mayor Gumarin finished his elementary education from Old Poblacion Central School (1975) and his secondary education at Good Shepherd’s Fold Academy (1979); both from this municipality. He earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (1983) and Doctor of Medicine (1989) from West Visayas State University in Iloilo. He passed the Physician Licensure exam on the same year he graduated. Moreover, he holds a Master’s degree in Public Health.

From 1993 to 2001 Hon. Gumarin started his career in public service as Municipal Health Officer in the Municipality of Buenavista. In 2002, he was appointed by then Gov. JC Rahman A. Nava as Provincial Health Officer in the Provincial Health Office, Jordan, Guimaras. He entered politics in 2004 when he was elected and served as the Municipal Mayor of the Municipality of Buenavista for a decade until 2014. Prior to his current term, he was the Governor of the Province for three consecutive terms or full nine years (2013-2022). After holding the Province highest and oldest office, the Municipality welcomes his second return to Buenavista as he succeeded in winning the hearts of the residents and won the election. In addition, he was also a member of the Combati Guimaras and Lion’s Club of Guimaras.

Under the current administration of Mayor Gumarin, the Municipality is continuously having its journey towards socio-economic development with education as a tool guided by its vision and mission.