Patricia Gutiérrez

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Patricia Gutiérrez
26 July 2014 VP and supporters.jpg
From left to right:
Patricia Gutiérrez, David Smolansky and Lilian Tintori.
Mayor of San Cristóbal
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Preceded byEduardo Delgado
First lady of San Cristóbal
In office
12 December 2013 – 19 March 2014
Preceded byMónica García Tezzi
Personal details
Born (1983-10-15) 15 October 1983 (age 35)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Political partyPopular Will
Spouse(s)Daniel Ceballos
ChildrenMaría Victoria
María Verónica
Juan Daniel
ParentsArmando Gutiérrez
Luivina Fernández

Patricia Lorena Gutiérrez Fernández (15 October 1983) is a Venezuelan politician and activist that currently is the mayor of San Cristóbal. She is the wife of Popular Will leader Daniel Ceballos.


Gutiérrez was born in the Tierra Negra locality, being one among four children. She married Daniel Ceballos on 12 October 2007.[1][2] She studied primary in the La Epifanía school in Zulia and later moves with her family to Táchira, obtaining her elementary diploma in the Cervantes school.[3] She graduated as an industrial engineer from the Experimental University of Táchira.[4]

Patricia started her political career being a member of the Justicia Universitaria movement, a student organization of Justice First. She has led several manifestations in Venezuela, giving a closure speech of a women march that took place in San Cristóbal on 26 February 2014, organized nationwide by María Corina Machado and Lilian Tintori.[5]

After her husband had his position as mayor of San Cristóbal revoked by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice due to the events that took place during the 2014 Venezuelan protests, she decides postulate herself as Mayoress of the municipality.[6][7] She was elected with 73.2% of the votes.[8]


  1. ^ "En fotos así transcurrió la infancia de Patricia de Ceballos, la marabina electa alcaldesa de San Cristóbal" (in Spanish). Noticia al Dia. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Denuncian que Ceballos está en una celda de tres por dos metros" (in Spanish). Informe21. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Habla el hermano de la alcaldesa de San Cristóbal: "El liderazgo no es nuevo para Patricia"" (in Spanish). Noticia al Dia. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Los rostros del #30MVamosTodos en Venezuela" (in Spanish). La Patilla. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Quien es Patricia Gutierrez de Ceballos posible candidata a la alcaldia de San Cristoba estado Tachira" (in Spanish). El Joropo. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  6. ^ "TSJ aclara que Daniel Ceballos sigue preso" (in Spanish). Últimas Noticias. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Patricia de Ceballos y Rosa de Scarano: Esposas de alcaldes presos y candidatas" (in Spanish). Informe21. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  8. ^ "DIVULGACIÓN ALCALDES 2014" (in Spanish). Consejo Nacional Electoral. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.