Representative Paul D. Ryan's Biography


Full Name: Paul D. Ryan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Janna; 3 Children: Elizabeth, Charles, Samuel
Birth Date: 01/29/1970
Birth Place: Janesville, WI
Home City: Janesville, WI
Religion: Roman Catholic
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  • Father's Name:

    Paul Sr.

  • Favorite Book:

    Mere Christianity & The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis, Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand, The Road to Serfdom - F.A. Hayek, The Way the World Works - Jude Wanniski

  • Favorite Movie:

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • Favorite Musician:

    Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Metallica, Beethoven, Hank Williams, Jr, Rage Against the Machine

  • Favorite Quote:

    "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

    - Theodore Roosevelt

  • Favorite TV Shows:

    The Prisoner, Monty Python's Flying Circus

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Mountain Biking, Catfish Noodling, Bow Hunting, Fishing, Skiing, Reading, Mountain Climbing

  • Mother's Name:

    Betty Ryan

  • Priority Issues:

    Since I have entered Congress, I have been fighting to make Social Security & Medicare solvent & financially sound for future generations, while protecting current seniors' benefits. As a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over revenue matters, I have helped deliver significant tax relief to spur economic growth & create jobs. I also serve on the House Budget Committee & the Joint Economic Committee.'

  • Reason for Seeking Public Office:

    I wanted to address the many important issues affecting Wisconsin residents and to serve as an affective advocate for the First Congressional District.''


Contact Information

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Post Office Box
Janesville, WI 53547-1488

700 Saint Lawrence Avenue
Janesville, WI 53545

Washington, D.C.
1233 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3031
Fax: 202-225-3393

216 6th Street
Racine, WI 53403

Phone: 262-637-0510
Fax: 262-637-5689

20 South Main Street
Suite 10

Janesville, WI 53545

Phone: 608-752-4050
Fax: 608-752-4711
Toll Free: 888-909-7926

5031 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

Phone: 262-654-1901
Fax: 262-654-2156

Key Staff
Sarah Ulrich
1113 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4901

Phone: 202-225-3031
Fax: 202-225-3393

Key Staff
Joyce Meyer
Chief of Staff
1113 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4901

Phone: 202-225-3031
Fax: 202-225-3393

Key Staff
Kate Matus
Press Secretary
1113 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4901

Phone: 202-225-3031
Fax: 202-225-3393