Mayor Ralph Gutierrez
Term End Date: November 2022
About Mayor Gutierrez
Ralph Gutierrez was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Schertz in November 2019. Previously a City Council member from 2016 – 2019. Ralph is a native Texan and has been a Schertz resident since 1991 when he was reassigned to Randolph Air Force Base and has remained a resident of Schertz for the past 28 years. 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).
Ralph attended the University of Maryland and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 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 Raquel, his wife, have been married for 42 years and are proud to have a daughter who graduated from Samuel Clemens High School and the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Ralph is a bold thinker and a visionary; he believes in strong family values, a robust education system, and economic growth, which are the core of a good society. As mayor, his primary objective is to enable Schertz to continue to thrive as a premier community. He will advocate for the city’s economic growth while continuing to maintain Schertz as a great place to live and raise a family. It will be crucial to address infrastructure improvements, support our schools, back our local emergency services, and serve the community’s needs without ever compromising the family values or the quality of life of our citizens.