Ryan Guillen

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Ryan Guillen
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Texas State House, District 31
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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 since 2003.

Guillen received his BS from Texas A&M University. He works as a businessman, investor, and rancher.[1]

Biography

Professional experiece

He is a member of the House committees on Border and Intergovernmental Affairs, Transportation, and Oversight on Windstorm Insurance. In previous legislative sessions, he served as the vice chairman of the Appropriations committee and as a member of the Natural Resources and Calendars committees.

Education

Guillen earned a B.A. from Texas A&M University in College Station.

Guillen did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Ryan Guillen serves 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Guillen is running in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 31. The primary election takes place on May 29, 2012 and the general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Guillen won re-election unopposed in District 31. [5]

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

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

2010

In 2010, Guillen received $119,923 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Guillen's campaign in 2010
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Perry, Bob J$5,000
Associated General Contractors Of Texas$4,000
Johnson, Robert$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $119,923

2008

Below are Guillen's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Edward Barrera $15,000
Aaron Pena $6,500
Border Health PAC $5,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $5,000
Texas Medical Assoc $3,500

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Controversies

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

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."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

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
2003–present
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