As a commune, Sierra Gorda is a third-level
administrative division of Chile administered by a
municipal council, headed by an
alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is José GuerreroVenegas.
electoral divisions of Chile, Sierra Gorda is represented in the
Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Pedro Araya (
PRI) and Mr. Manuel Rojas (
UDI) as part of the 4th electoral district, (together with
Taltal). The commune is represented in the
Senate by Carlos Cantero Ojeda (
Ind.) and José Antonio Gómez Urrutia (
PRSD) as part of the 2nd senatorial constituency (Antofagasta Region).