Ryan Guillen

Ryan Guillen - Democrat (Incumbent)


One of the youngest ever elected to the Texas legislature at age 24, Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen is a sixth generation south Texas rancher, family man, businessman, guardsman, and fourth generation educator. Having been named “Legislator of the Year,” “Best of the House,” or “Champion” over a dozen times, no other member of the House has passed more legislation in over a decade. Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and “a one-person assembly line for legislation.”

Appointed chairman of a legislative committee and to leadership roles under the last two separate administrations in the Texas House, including having been Vice-Chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee at age 29, Rep. Guillen chairs the Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee, which oversees parks, wildlife, fisheries, libraries, historical landmarks, the arts, tourism, and Texas’s image and heritage.

Known for his hard work and relentless efforts for South Texas families, Rep. Guillen hosts what he calls a Constituent Concierge service to serve local families, a Virtual Constituent Summit and Town Hall Meeting to keep communities and constituents in-the-know, a Student Legislative Session and a seasonal Legislative Internship Program to educate and inspire our youth and young adults, and a seasonal Listening Tour at local Dairy Queens and an Office Open House at each of four district offices to be available and accessible to his constituents.

He represents House District 31 in the Texas House which encompasses ten South Texas counties including Atascosa, Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Live Oak, Kenedy, La Salle, McMullen, Starr, and Willacy, and previously Webb and Zapata. Ryan and his wife Dalinda have two daughters, Cinco Demi and Viva Bonita.

Committees: Culture, Recreation, and Tourism (Chair) and Licensing & Administrative Procedure

Cash-on-Hand: $914,223.15

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