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Ryan Rowley was a Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 22nd Congressional District (map) of Texas. He was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas), but lost a primary election on March 4, 2008.
Positions, record and controversies
Ryan Rowley and his wife Naomi have two children, three step-children and nine grandchildren. According to his campaign website, Rowley "has held his conservative and republican ideals for as long as he can remember." He worked for the Reagan Campaign in Los Angeles County during Reagan’s 1980 Presidential run against Jimmy Carter, and "has been a staunch supporter of conservative values and strongly believes in the vision of our nations founding fathers."
Every generation of Rowley’s family has served in the defense of the United States. Rowley has served as a member of the U.S. Army and participated in the Persian Gulf War. His son Jonathan currently serves in the Marine Corp with his wife Maria who is a member of the US Army, currently on reserve status. His step-son Michael currently serves in the US Army and has been in Iraq and is now in Afghanistan. His Daughter Rachael served in the US Navy, and her husband Jacob serves in the US Army and has just returned from Iraq. Many members of Rowley’s family have served or are currently serving in the defense of America. Ryan Rowley has spent most of his adult life serving this country as a member of the U.S. armed forces, a defense contractor and with NASA.
Rowley is an IT professional working for NASA as a contractor. For over 25 years, he has provided Software Engineering, IT Management and IT Consulting services for the aerospace, defense, energy and communications industries. He has been directly involved in supporting NASA’s ISS, Shuttle, CEV and the Aero science Engineering division. He has worked on many highly classified projects for the US Department of Defense and provided his expertise working on geophysical and seismic interpretational projects for the U.S. oil industry. Learning has been a life long passion of his. He has been educated in the computer science and computer engineering disciplines and in physics and geophysics. He attended the University of Maryland along with many other colleges and technical schools, and continues taking courses and attending conferences.
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Rowley will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Texas and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 2008 Republican Party Primary Election Returns, Texas Secretary of State's Office, retrieved March 6, 2008
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Ryan Rowley Biography," Official Ryan Rowley for U.S. Congress website.
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Texas’s 22nd Congressional District
- ↑ Federal Elections Commissions Form 1 and Form 2 Filings.