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Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan.jpg
U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 1st District
In office
January 3, 1999-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 15
Legislative director to Sen. Sam Brownback (KS)
Aide to Sen. Robert Kasten (WI)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolJoseph A. Craig High School, WI
Bachelor'sMiami University, OH
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1970
Place of birthJanesville, WI
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Ryan (b. January 29, 1970) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Ryan represents the 1st congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1998.


After earning his bachelor's from Miami University of Ohio, Ryan worked in marketing, as well as a congressional aide.[1]


  • 1999-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1995-1997: Legislative Director to Sen. Sam Brownback (KS)
  • 1993-1995: Advisor and speechwriter for Empower America
  • 1992: Aide to Sen. Robert Kasten (WI)

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Ryan is a member of the following House committees[2]:


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Ryan voted with the Republican Party 90.9% of the time, which ranked 171 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]



On November 2, 2010, Ryan won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating John Heckenlively (D) and Joseph Kexel (L).[4]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 1, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan Incumbent 68.2% 179,819
     Democratic John Heckenlively 30.1% 79,363
     Libertarian Joseph Kexel 1.6% 4,311
Total Votes 263,493

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Ryan's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Ryan won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Ryan's campaign committee raised a total of $3,922,760 and spent $1,781,673.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 1st District, 2010 - Paul Ryan Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,922,760
Total Spent $1,781,673
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $12,066
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $11,649
Top contributors to Paul Ryan's campaign committee
Northwestern Mutual$27,150
Harris Assoc$18,300
American Family Insurance$13,000
Aurora Health Care$12,674
Credit Union National Assn$12,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Securities & Investment$238,650
Health Professionals$217,059
Real Estate$85,175


Ryan and his wife, Janna, have three children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Neumann
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 1st District
Succeeded by