Federico Gutiérrez - Alcalde de Medellín
Federico Gutiérrez is a civil engineer from the University of Medellin, a specialist in High Management from the same university and a specialist in Political Science from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. He is the first mayor of Medellin whose candidacy was endorsed by citizen signatures and not by a political party.
He was a councilman of Medellin and president of the first commission from 2004 to 2007. He was re-elected in the period 2008 - 2011 with 14,000 votes, the highest number of votes ever obtained by a councilman in the city’s history. This time he served as president of the Council.
In 2009, he was recognized as Outstanding Youth of the Year in the category of political, legal and governmental affairs by the Colombian Junior Chamber.
After seven and a half years as a councilman, he ran for mayor of Medellin in 2011 and received over 120,000 votes. In the period 2011 - 2014 he did not hold any public office; he worked as a consultant in Integral Urban Security for the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the municipality of Celaya (Mexico).
In 2015, he ran again for the Mayor’s Office with the “Creemos” movement, created and led by him. His
candidacy was guaranteed by the signatures of approximately 120,000 citizens. On 25 October 2015 he won with 246,221 votes.