Democrats in the Texas House are losing another member – not to retirement, but to Republicans. State Rep. Ryan Guillen, from South Texas, switched parties last week. Former colleagues for the Rio Grande City rep said Guillen did so simply to get re-elected.
But it’s not just Guillen’s switch. Rep. Joe Deshotel from Beaumont is retiring after two decades. And Houston’s Garnet Coleman is leaving the legislature, as well. These seats aren’t in danger of flipping, but Democrats are losing important players.
So, what does 2022 look like for Democrats?
State Rep. Chris Turner chairs the House Democratic Caucus joined Inside Texas Politics from his district.