Mayor Ralph Gutierrez was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Schertz in November 2019. Previously he served as a City Council member from 2016 – 2019. Gutierrez is a native Texan and has been a Schertz resident since 1991 when he was reassigned to Randolph Air Force Base.
Gutierrez graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1994, he retired from the U.S. Air Force, and in January 2016, retired from the U.S. Federal Courts where he held a leadership position and managed the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).
He indulges in daily workouts at the local YMCA to maintain a healthy quality of life and enjoys all sports but, has a special passion for football and competing in 5K or 10K races. His personal interests are a wide range, from gardening to following global and local current events. Ralph and his wife Raquel have been married for 43 years and are proud to have a daughter who graduated from Samuel Clemens High School and the University of Texas-San Antonio.