August 17, 2018


Rep. Ryan Guillen hosting 15th Student Legislative Session, Largest to Date

AUSTIN - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that over 250 students representing 30 high schools from across South Texas will take part in the 15th Student Legislative Session on November 12, 2018.  

"[The Student Legislative Session] is a great opportunity for the kids of South Texas to learn first-hand about state government and politics," said Guillen. "My hope is that this experience instills a sense of civic duty and knowledge upon these soon-to-be adults, but that they have fun while they're at it." said Guillen.

Over the years, the Student Legislative Session has brought hundreds of South Texas' best and brightest high school students to Austin to step into the heated arena of Texas politics at the State Capitol. Members of the 2018 class will spend a day in the role of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker, House and Senate members, lobbyists, and journalists as they simulate the fast-paced lawmaking process.

But Representative Guillen feels it has become clear that more needs to be done as premiums and deductibles are still too high for many retired educators to afford, so he and other members of the legislature sent a letter to Governor Abbott urging him to call a special session of the legislature, which only the Governor can convene, to implement solutions to this pressing issue. 


Due to its growing popularity since the 1st Student Legislative Session in 2003, the class of 2018 will be larger than classes in previous years.

The 15th Student Legislative Session will take place on November 12, 2018, beginning with a reception at 8:00 AM and closing with Adjournment Sine Die and the Bill Signing Ceremony at 5:00 PM. More details can be found online at

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