Federico Gutierrez, the winner and candidate in the Team for Colombia consultation.

Federico Gutierrez, the ex-mayor of Medellin, was elected the candidate of the center-right. received more than 1.7million votes.

Federico Gutierrez, who was born in Medellin in 1975, was a former Mayor of Medellin. His political career started in 2003, when he was elected an Medellin councilor. He is currently the Municipal Youth Councilor as well as Municipal Planning Councilor. Gutierrez is a professional civil Engineer at the University of Medellin. In addition he has a Specialization degree in Senior Management as well as a second one in Politics Science both from the Pontifical Bolivarian University.

However, politics was not the sole aspect that stood out in the career of Federico Gutierrez as he worked as a Consultant for the company HGI Consultores and a Resident Engineer at the Company Vifasa S.A, a construction and glass business. In , Federico Gutierrez is a staunch advocate for his family and asserts that they are the most important. He’s married and has two children.

As a councilman, he supported Sergio Fajardo’s run for mayor, and later the mayoralty of Alonso Salazar. He changed his mind and was elected to the Mayor’s Office of Medellin in the year 2015. As with all mayors who face the Hidroituango projects, he was beset by corruption. Daniel Coronell published a report about him, claiming that he had kept his money in tax-havens and was implicated in corruption.

He has even confronted former mayors that he supported, and recently stated that “I am in solidarity with the people who are in this report, because I don’t believe that anyone makes such a determination to make a tunnel fall and everyone is in solidarity. And what do is an attack by a political strategy.”

Fico Gutierrez for the presidency

In October 2021, the so-called Experience coalition was created and later changed into the Team for Colombia. , the Center-right coalition’s candidate, was elected. He now has the backing of Paola Holguin (a congresswoman from the Democratic Center who ran again in 2022 to get an additional seat).

A number of times, he has reiterated that his government model is one of public management for the people. Fico Gutierrez received the second highest number of votes. is what he likes being known, will be the right in Antioquia.