May 22, 2018


Governor Greg Abbott

State of Texas Office of the Governor

1100 San Jacinto Blvd.

Austin, Texas 78701


Dear Governor Greg Abbott,


As we mourn the victims and grieve for the families of those who lost their lives in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School, I am writing in support of your commitment to swift and meaningful action to protect our students in schools across our state. 

Along with many in Texas and around the country, I welcomed your statement that we must do more than offer thoughts and prayers to our schools. If we are serious about bringing change to our schools and keeping our kids safe, then we must act before the next school year begins. Today, Governor, I urge that you take the next step and call a special session to address this serious issue facing our public schools.

We must address the issue of school safety. More school children have been killed in their classrooms this year than U.S. service-members have died in combat. I am sure you agree that this is a truly appalling and heartbreaking fact that merits serious consideration. Knowing that we all want what is best for our children and grand-children, I am positive that members of the legislature can come together in a bipartisan fashion to reach an agreement on common-sense measures that will keep our kids safe. 

We have an opportunity this summer to address this critical issue before another school year begins. As a proud father of two girls in Texas public schools, I am requesting that you call a special session of the legislature as soon as possible to address the issue of school safety. 

Yours in public service,




Ryan Guillen

Texas State Representative