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*[http://www.legis.state.wv.us/House/lawmaker.cfm?member=Delegate%20Ferns Ryan Ferns on the West Virginia House of Delegates website]
 
*[http://www.legis.state.wv.us/House/lawmaker.cfm?member=Delegate%20Ferns Ryan Ferns on the West Virginia House of Delegates website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=117618 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=117618 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141182 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118851 2010]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141182 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118851 2010]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/RyanFernsWV Ferns on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/RyanFernsWV Ferns on Facebook]

Revision as of 12:43, 22 June 2013

Ryan Ferns
Ferns ryan.jpg
West Virginia House of Delegates District 3
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWheeling Jesuit University, 2005
Personal
Place of birthWheeling, WV
ProfessionPhysical Therapist
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ryan Ferns is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Ferns has been employed by Genesis HealthCare as a Physical Therapist since 2009, and is the President of Ryan's Rentals, LLC. He earned a BS in business marketing and a Doctorate in physical therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ferns served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Insurance, Vice Chair
Government Organization
Health and Human Resources
Political Subdivisions
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Joint Government Organization
Health

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Ferns ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3. Ferns and Shawn Lucas Fluharty advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election. He was challenged by Erikka Storch, Larry Tighe, and Shawn Lucas Fluharty in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErikka Storch Incumbent 37.6% 10,705
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Ferns Incumbent 26.1% 7,431
     Democratic Shawn Fluharty 25.1% 7,151
     Republican Larry Tighe 11.1% 3,150
Total Votes 28,437

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Ferns was elected to one of two positions in District 3 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was opposed by Republicans Erikka Storch and Dolph Santorine and Democrat Shawn Fluharty. Only the top two vote-getters were elected.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erikka Lynn Storch (R) 5,410 28.23%
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Ferns (D) 4,958 25.87%
West Virginia State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Lucas Fluharty (D) 2,119 20.78%
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan James Ferns (D) 1,994 19.55%

Campaign themes

Ferns lists three main themes for his campaign on his Facebook page:

  • Jobs - Wants to encourage "technology-based, energy-based jobs of the future."
  • Increasing population - Believes if jobs are increased, the population of the area will increase, and the younger generation will stay.
  • Healthcare - Believes that because the jobs are fewer, fewer people have access to good health insurance.[8]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, when Ferns first won election to the House of Delegates, he collected $51,303 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Ryan Ferns $26,926
Committee to Re-elect Joe Manchin $1,500
7 individual donors $1,000 each

Personal

Ferns is single. He is a member of Friends of Coal, the National Rifle Association, and the West Virginia Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning Advisory Council.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Orphy Klempa
West Virginia House of Representatives District 3
2010–present
Succeeded by
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