FEBRUARY 23, 2018


Texas Wildlife Association Endorses Guillen In His Re-Election


AUSTIN - Recognizing his dedication to conserving wildlife and natural resources in Texas, the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) announced their endorsement of Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) in his current pursuit for re-election.


"Wildlife has an immense presence in South Texas," said Guillen. "I will continue my fight to ensure that land owners, hunters, and our natural resources remain protected."


TWA was formed in 1985 with the mission to serve Texas wildlife and its habitat by protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources. TWA also focuses on private landowners and their ethical relationship to the land, and concentrates on issues relating to private property, hunting and hunter rights, and conservation of our natural resources.


As a 6th generation South Texas rancher and former Chair of the Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee which oversees wildlife issues in Texas, Guillen recognizes the importance of protecting Texas wildlife. In recent years, he has implemented measures to improve the long-term viability of the Texas oyster and fishing industry. Guillen has also worked on protecting ranchers and their livestock from the threat of disease outbreaks by securing nearly $8 million to help fight fever tick infestations. In the most recent legislative session, he was also successful in acquiring $33 million for game warden recruitment, equipment, and water safety enforcement to improve safety in our state parks and natural areas.


"I am humbled and pleased to be endorsed by such an esteemed organization like TWA," Guillen added. "With their continued support we can fight for the protection of Texas wildlife and the South Texans who depend on it."


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and