Tim Ryan

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The Honorable Tim Ryan
U.S. Representative, 13th Congressional District OH

Tim Ryan is a tireless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District.  First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, he is currently serving in his eighth term.

His primary focus is improving the economy and quality of life in Ohio.  He works closely with local leaders and officials to enhance economic competitiveness and help attract high-quality, high-paying jobs to the communities that need them most.

Tim is a dynamic leader known for challenging both parties to rebuild the middle class.  He is a champion of efforts to make college more affordable, revitalize America’s cities, and improve the health and well-being of American families and children.  Tim’s vision for a stronger, fairer economy and his work on this and other issues has garnered national attention.

He is the author of two books—A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.

He is a member of House Appropriations Committee, which controls the expenditure of funds by the federal government and serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus and is a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.  In these roles, Tim has introduced, cosponsored, and championed bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis.

He also serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus and is fighting to strengthen America’s manufacturing base and reform U.S. trade policies.  The Caucus promotes policies that help American manufacturers find skilled workers, develop new industrial technologies, operate on a level playing field with global competitors, and obtain the capital they need to thrive.  Ryan is the leading advocate for imposing sanctions on foreign countries for unfair currency manipulation.

Before his election to Congress, Tim served in the Ohio State Senate, as president of the Trumbull County Young Democrats, and as chairman of the Earning by Learning program in Warren, Ohio.  He began his political career as a Congressional aide in 1995.

Tim has a law degree from the University Of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center).  He studied abroad as part of the Dickinson School of Law’s International Law Program.  He received a B.A. in Political Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Born in Niles, Ohio, Tim Ryan currently resides in Howland with his wife Andrea and three children.

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