Commissioner Pct. 4, Gustavo C. Ruiz

After having been born in Chicago, Illinois, Gus and his family moved to Harlingen, Texas where his parents raised him and his siblings.  Gus graduated from Harlingen High School in May of 1999 where he excelled in athletics having played varsity football, track, and swimming.

After graduating from high school, Gus enrolled at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) during the fall of 1999.  Wanting to serve our country, Gus enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and began boot camp in San Diego, California in July of 2000.

After graduating from the School of Infantry, Gus moved back home to finish college.  However, after the events of 9-11, Gus and his Marine Unit were deployed to Iraq in August of 2004.  Prior to deploying, Gus was 1 of 25 Marines selected from the entire battalion to attend an Iraqi Familiarization Course where they learned Modern Standard Arabic.

In Iraq when Gus was not conducting his job as an Infantry Fire Team Leader, Gus assisted during the first ever Iraqi Democratic Elections in January of 2005 as a translator.  Because of his role as Platoon Translator, Gus received a Certificate of Commendation.  After serving one tour in Iraq, Gus came back home to Harlingen and graduated from UTPA with honors receiving Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Sociology in December of 2005.

Gus was honorably discharged from the Marines as a Sergeant during the fall of 2006 and during that same time he began his professional studies. Gus graduated from South Texas College of Law in May of 2009 and became licensed to practice law in November of 2009.  Wanting to do more for his community, Gus was elected to the Harlingen City Commission in May of 2010 where he represented District No. 1 for about one year and a half.  During that time, Gus was a Cameron County Assistant District Attorney for about two years where he helped protect the rights of Cameron County citizens.  On March 19, 2016 Gus was sworn in as Cameron County Commissioner of Precinct No. 4.  Today, Gus enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children.

Hours of Operation
Gustavo C. Ruiz 26623 White Ranch Rd. Monday – Friday
County Commissioner Pct. 4 La Feria, Tx 78559 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Email: Ph: (956) 427-8069 | Fax (956) 427-8071 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 2019

• Santa Rosa Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 14, 2019

• Second Annual Pct. 4 Employee Appreciation Luncheon - April 12, 2019

• Cocktail Social Benefiting Autism Awareness - April 11, 2019

March 2019

• Harlingen / San Benito Day at the Capital - March 5, 2019

February 2019

• Junior League of Harlingen Kid Fit - February 9, 2019

• La Posada Providencia's 9th Annual Brunch and Auction - February 2, 2019

January 2019

• Family Network Event - January 27, 2019

• Harlingen Leadership Class Presentation

• Oath of Office - January 1, 2019

December 2018

• Stuart Place Road Groundbreaking Ceremony

November 2018

• 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball

• Lee H. Means Elementary School Veterans Day Ceremony

• Cameron County Workforce Solutions

• Junior League of Harlingen

October 2018

• City of Santa Rosa - Halloween Event

• Texas Association of Counties

August 2018

• School Supplies & Sock Drive Benefiting Bent Tree Subdivision

• Los Indios Back To School Immunization Awareness Expo

• City of Harlingen National Night Out

July 2018

• Operation Lone Star

• Public Meeting: Cameron County Parks Master Plan

June 2018

• Meeting with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush: Regarding the June 2018 Storm.

• Cameron County Emergency Operations Center: Regarding June 2018 Storm

• Harlingen’s Men’s Health Awareness Run

• Santa Maria ISD Commencement Speaker

May 2018

• Bent Tree Community Meeting

• LUPE Community Meeting

April 2018

• Sound The Alarm, Save a Life: American Red Cross

March 2018

• State of the County


Celina J. Contreras, Office Specialist
Commissioner Gus Ruiz Pct. 4
26623 White Ranch Rd.
Office: (956) 427-8069
Fax: (956) 427-8071


Mike Vasquez, Administrative Coordinator
Commissioner Gus Ruiz Pct. 4
26623 White Ranch Rd.
Office: (956) 427-8069
Fax: (956) 427-8071


Veronica Heckman, Office Specialist
Public Works Pct. 4
26641 White Ranch Rd.
Office: (956) 423-1878
Fax: (956) 423-0340


Armando Morales, Maintenance Foreman
Public Works Pct. 4
26641 White Ranch Rd.
Office: (956) 423-1878
Fax: (956) 423-0340