March 10, 2018


Representative Guillen Wins Democratic Primary Election And Prepares For Next Legislative Session


AUSTIN - The primaries are over and now Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) looks forward to continuing his work on behalf of the people of South Texas in the next legislative session.


"We have accomplished a lot of great things for South Texas over the past few years, but more work remains to be done," said Guillen. "Every day, we are preparing to continue that fight in the next legislative session. We are helping constituents, researching the issues that are important to South Texans, and drafting bills to come up with solutions. Together we will make Texas an ever better place to live, work, and raise a family."

Ryan Guillen is a proud family man, small businessman, and product of teachers, cattle ranchers, and war veterans. He grew up in South Texas working as a ranch-hand to help his family make ends meet. A high-ranking and accomplished legislator, he is known for his relentless work ethic. He is considered a true public servant, not a politician, for his unparalleled accessibility, sincere humility and personable character.


Guillen has been a staunch advocate for reducing over-testing and making college more affordable, fighting for healthcare for our kids, seniors, and the disabled, making neighborhoods safer, cutting taxes and red tape, maintaining Texas’ position as an energy powerhouse, improving mobility, promoting the arts and cultural tourism, advancing parks, wildlife, and the outdoors, protecting property rights and our rural way-of-life, boosting our state’s role in supporting veteran families, and fostering greater efficiency and transparency in government. He looks forward to continuing this advocacy in the 2019 legislative session which starts in January.

"I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Public service has been among the greatest honors of my life," said Guillen. "We will continue to serve the people of District 31 and fight for the people of South Texas."


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