Austin, TX, Release: November 15, 2021 — For Immediate Release
The Republican Party of Texas is proud to welcome Representative Ryan Guillen to the Republican Party. In his nearly two decades in the Texas Legislature, Rep. Guillen has been a strong Pro-Life advocate, including votes for the 2021 Heartbeat Law, the 2013 20-week abortion ban, and the 2011 sonogram law. He also has a strong record of Second Amendment support, joint-authoring the landmark 2021 Constitutional Carry law. Rep. Guillen’s choice to join the GOP follows six weeks of discussion with RPT Chairman Matt Rinaldi, who served with Guillen in the Texas House from 2015 to 2019.
Chairman Rinaldi said “Rep. Guillen has been a friend for many years, and I am proud to welcome him to the Republican Party. I am confident Republicans in Austin and his constituents in the Rio Grande Valley will welcome him with open arms.”
Rinaldi went on to say, “Following this month’s Republican victories in Virginia and in Texas HD118, this is yet another example of how the increasing extremism of the Democratic Party has alienated Texans who care about smaller government, strong families, safe communities and the protection of the unborn. Those people have a home in our party.”