Ryan Combe

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Ryan Combe
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Utah, District 1
Place of birthWeber County, UT
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Ryan Combe was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Utah. He lost in the primary.[1]

Combe is an entrepreneur and Weber State University fundraiser.[2]


Campaign themes


Combe's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Base – Bachelor's – Business
Excerpt: "In my first term in Congress I will work with Weber State University to secure funding for a state of the art veteran’s support center at Weber State. Our community has shown dedication to the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces and I believe that it is time for a community based approach to defending this vital asset in our community."
  • Invest in Education
Excerpt: "As someone who is paying off student loans, I understand that we must make student loans more student centered. In my first time, I will work for legislation to further reform student loans and decrease financial burdens placed on graduates."
  • Affordable Housing and a Fair Economy
Excerpt: "The housing crisis of the last few years has created long-term issues in our community. I believe we must work for the creation of fair housing practices that work with homeowners and create compassionate responses to financial hardship. Immediately after my election I will create an economic advisory committee focusing on finding solutions to the unfair practices used in eviction and foreclosure proceedings."



See also: Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Combe ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 1st District. He lost to Donna McAleer in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.[1]

McAleer, a West Point graduate and former nonprofit executive, said Congress needs more female and veteran voices.[2] Combe focused on the cost of higher education.[2]

McAleer outraised Combe, although both candidates are new to politics and each raised under $100,000 for their campaigns.[2]

U.S. House, Utah's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna McAleer 66.6% 3,881
Ryan Combe 33.4% 1,944
Total Votes 5,825

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