Ryan Aument

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Ryan Aument
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 36
In office
January 6, 2015 - present
Term ends
November 31, 2018
Years in position 0
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41
2011 - 2014
Bachelor'sThe Citadel, 1999
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
ProfessionCounty Clerk of Courts
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Ryan P. Aument is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Aument served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 41 from 2011 to 2014.


Aument earned his B.S. in Education from The Citadel in 1999. His professional experience includes working in the office of State Representative Bryan Cutler, and most recently as the Clerk of Courts for Lancaster County. He has also served on the Quarryville Borough Council. Aument served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Aument served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2015
Communications & Technology, Chair
Public Health & Welfare, Vice-Chair
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness
Joint Conservation


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Aument served on the following committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Aument served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Aument's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Making Jobs and Economic Growth a Top Priority

  • Excerpt: "That’s why, as Representative, he has always supported a private sector, free market approach to improving our economy. Ryan he knows government doesn’t create economic growth and new jobs, people do."

Controlling Spending. Protecting Taxpayers

  • Excerpt: "That’s why — since his first day in office — he has been a leader in the fight for real fiscal discipline that cuts spending and changes how our state borrows money to protect us in the future."

Working for Property Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "Ryan believes that homeowners shouldn’t be the only people responsible for paying for our schools. He also knows we can make schools cost less – while still being effective for our children."

Leading by Example to Reform Harrisburg

  • Excerpt: "Unlike some legislators who claim to be conservative reformers but took the perks and per diems before public outcry, Ryan has always fought for real reform to ensure open and transparent government – and to save us money."

Protecting Our Conservative Values

  • Excerpt: "Ryan is a staunch conservative – pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-traditional marriage – with a record to match."

Furlough policy

In November 2013, Aument introduced one of three bills seeking to relax teacher furlough policies in light of budget deficits and economic necessity. "School districts are asking for flexibility in making furlough decisions," Aument said. The bill would attempt to keep teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the standards for furlough policy. "We should be focusing education policy on students and achievement," Aument said. "If there needs to be an economic furlough, we can all agree that it is in the best interest of students to protect our most effective educators."[2] The bill was referred to the Education Committee, which took no further action.[3]



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in that election was March 11, 2014. Gary Schreckengost was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ryan Aument defeated Gordon Denlinger in the Republican primary. Aument defeated Schreckengost in the general election.[4][5]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 36 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Aument Incumbent 72.3% 54,058
     Democratic Gary Schreckengost 27.7% 20,686
Total Votes 74,744
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Aument 61.5% 10,187
Gordon Denlinger 38.5% 6,381
Total Votes 16,568


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Aument ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 41. Aument ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Marcy Dubroff in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Aument Incumbent 59.8% 20,183
     Democratic Marcy Dubroff 40.2% 13,562
Total Votes 33,745


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Aument won election to District 41 in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Gerald Policoff in the November 2 general election.[8]

Pennsylvania State House, District 41
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Aument (R) 15,616 66.1%
Gerald Policoff (D) 7,994 33.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryan Aument is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan Aument raised a total of $142,339 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[9]

Ryan Aument's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41 Won $78,993
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41 Won $63,346
Grand Total Raised $142,339


Ryan Aument won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryan Aument raised a total of $78,993.


In 2010, Aument raised a total of $63,346 in campaign funds.[10] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $13,064
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $8,297
Aument, Ryan $3,600
Friends of Bryan Cutler $2,500
Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors $2,500


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In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.


In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.



In 2014, Aument's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • Republican Party of Lancaster County
  • State Representative David Hickernell, 98th District
  • State Representative Mindy Fee, 37th District
  • State Representative Keith Greiner, 43rd District
  • State Representative Bryan Cutler, 100th District
  • State Senator Lloyd Smucker, 13th District
  • Former State Senator Noah Wenger, 36th District


Aument and his wife, Kate, live in Landisville with their son.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Brubaker (R)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 36
January 6, 2015-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Katie True (R)
Pennsylvania State House District 41
Succeeded by
Brett Miller (R)