Ralph Hellmich was re-elected to serve as councilmember for District 3 and as Council President Pro Tem in 2012. He is a lifelong resident of Foley where he attended Foley High School and graduated as class president in 1975. He went on to receive a bachelor of science for petroleum geology at the University of Alabama.
He is currently employed with the State of Alabama Oil and Gas Board as the operations supervisor for Southern Alabama, including coastal waters. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Alabama Geological Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has also traveled abroad as a representative of the State of Alabama and the federal government to train start-up Asian Republics on the interaction of government and industry operations.
Ralph is married to Jo McGill Hellmich. They have three children and one grandchild. He has served in various civic and school organizations, and on school and church boards. He serves as council representative on the Riviera Utilities Board and the Foley Planning Commission.