Ryan Guillen

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Ryan Guillen
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Texas House of Representatives, District 31
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Ryan Guillen is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Guillen earned a B.S. from Texas A&M University in College Station. He works as a businessman, investor, and rancher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Guillen served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Culture, Recreation, & Tourism, Chair
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

2011-2012

Guillen served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

  • HB 215 - Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.
  • HB 801 - Relating to prohibiting the investment of the permanent university fund in certain business entities doing business in Sudan.
  • HB 1355 - Relating to a program for the recycling of electronic equipment of consumers and certain other entities in this state; providing administrative penalties.
  • HB 1905 - Relating to studying the costs and benefits of a pilot program for services for adults with autism and other related disabilities with similar support needs.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Ryan Guillen was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Guillen ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 31. Guillen ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Ann Matthews (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Guillen Incumbent 66.3% 27,856
     Republican Ann Matthews 33.7% 14,163
Total Votes 42,019

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Guillen won re-election unopposed in District 31.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 31
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Guillen (D) 12,724 100%

2008

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Guillen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 31st District. Guillen ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 24,170 votes.[6] Guillen raised $233,682 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Guillen is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Guillen raised a total of $1,148,855 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[8]

Ryan Guillen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 31 Won $381,947
2010 Texas State House, District 31 Won $119,923
2008 Texas State House, District 31 Won $233,682
2006 Texas State House, District 31 Won $189,741
2004 Texas State House, District 31 Won $100,298
2002 Texas State House, District 31 Won $123,264
Grand Total Raised $1,148,855

2012

Guillen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Guillen raised a total of $381,947.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Guillen's campaign in 2012
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$30,025
Jleon Public Relations$20,000
Border Health$10,000
Farmers Insurance Group$7,500
Texas Deer Association$7,217
Total Raised in 2012$381,947
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Guillen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Guillen raised a total of $119,923.

2008

Guillen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Guillen raised a total of $233,682.

2006

Guillen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Guillen raised a total of $189,741.

2004

Guillen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Guillen raised a total of $100,298.

2002

Guillen won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Guillen raised a total of $123,264.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation, and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[10]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Guillen received a score of 24.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Ryan Guillen received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Guillen and his wife Dalinda, a Starr County native, announced in October they are expecting a daughter.

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Texas House District 31
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