Ryan is currently serving his sixth term as State Representative for Indiana’s 8th House District, which covers parts of South Bend, northern St. Joseph County, and northeast LaPorte County.
Ryan has been recognized across the state as the leading legislative expert on renewable energy policy, authoring groundbreaking legislation on net metering, renewable energy standards, and enforcing accountability for utility companies. He has also passed new laws to keep drunk drivers off the roads, crack down on methamphetamine production, and grow jobs in our state – including the first “Buy Indiana” law. He currently serves as Assistant Democratic Leader, and is a member of the Committees on Judiciary, Courts & Criminal Code, Environmental Affairs, and Natural Resources.
Ryan is a practicing attorney with May Oberfell Lorber, northern Indiana’s oldest law firm. He has been a Michiana Forty Under 40 honoree, recognized by the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club for Outstanding Achievement, and named Legislator of the Year by both the Indiana Aviation Association, and the Indiana Conservation Alliance.
Prior to his election as State Representative, Ryan served as Senior Legislative Aide to Congressman Tim Roemer. There he developed legislative efforts to train our workforce, invest in science and technology, and enforce a fair system of international trade. Ryan also worked with our military – traveling to bases across the country and meeting with NATO and EU leaders in Europe to ensure a strong national defense and protect American interests abroad.
Ryan received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.
Ryan and his wife, Angie, live in South Bend with their two daughters, Caroline and Charlotte.