AUSTIN, Texas – For most, November means food, family, and football. For District 31, it also means a gauntlet of constituent service events hosted by State Representative Ryan Guillen.
On Monday, November 9th, nominated high schoolers from across the district will travel to the State Capitol to take part in the 12th Student Legislative Session. Hundreds of the best and brightest from South Texas will take on the roles of the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker, house and senate members, journalists, and lobbyists as they re-enact the legislative process. Nominees have been preparing for weeks in advance of the Student Legislative Session. On the day of the event, students will almost immediately assume their assigned roles as they are thrust into the process of filing bills, navigating committees and calendars, forming caucuses and coalitions, sparing with the media and lobby, and fighting to the end until the gavel marks final adjournment.
Two days later, on Wednesday, November 11th, Guillen is set to launch both his Virtual Community Summit and Virtual Town Hall, welcoming all to sign up online and participate. Accessed via RyanGuillen.com, the Virtual Community Summit and Town Hall will take place on November 11, 2015. At 5pm, the Virtual Community Summit webpage will populate with a collection of articles on recently passed legislation, grant programs, and other topics of interest. At 6pm, the Virtual Town Hall webpage will go live, opening with a video of Rep. Guillen providing a legislative update followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions before the event by email to [email protected] or directly through the page during the event. Both pages will remain online permanently after the events.
The following day, on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 PM, Guillen is holding his inaugural District Office Open House in Raymondville. Residents from both Willacy and Kenedy Counties are encouraged to stop by the Coastal District Office to meet with Representative Guillen and his District Director, Edward Gonzales. The open house in Raymondville is the first of four that Representative Guillen will host at each of his district offices throughout the year. Representative Guillen’s Coastal District Office is located at 700 FM 3168, Raymondville, TX 78580. Residents can either walk-in or set up an appointment by calling (956) 689-1860.
Finally, on Saturday, November 14th, Guillen will embark once again on his seasonal Listening Tour, held at local Dairy Queens in every county seat in District 31. What’s unique about this is that, although it’s the third one of the year, this Listening Tour marks the third anniversary of its initiation. The tour takes place every second Saturday in March, July, and November. The trip itinerary can be found at RyanGuillen.com.
All of these events are borne of Rep. Guillen’s commitment to excellence in constituent service. Rep. Guillen’s dedication to his constituency drives him to connect South Texas communities with state resources, to educate and inspire youth and young adults, and to always try to make a difference in improving the lives of South Texans.