Hon Ralph Gutierrez

Hon Ralph Gutierrez

Hon Ralph Gutierrez

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Show Date: April 1st, 2020
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Hon Ralph Gutierrez
Mayor
City of Schertz, Texas

Ralph Gutierrez was sworn in as the Mayor of the City of Schertz in November 2019. He previously served as a City Council member between 2016 – 2019. Ralph is a native Texan and has been a Schertz resident since 1991.

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Mr. Gutierrez was previously assigned to Randolph Air Force Base during the latter part of his year US Air Force career. 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).

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Ralph attended the University of Maryland and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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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.

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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.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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