Timothy Ryan

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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Timothy J. Ryan, a Democrat, has represented the 17th Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Recently, before the 2004 presidential election, Ryan spoke on the House floor denouncing the Bush administration's denial of a draft reinstatement, comparing this to the administration's previous claims that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction, the Bush tax cuts would create jobs, and other such claims. A video clip of this impassioned speech began to circulate throughout the Internet, particularly through left-wing media sites, and can be found here [1].

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Ryan was born July 16, 1973 in Niles, Ohio and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Warren. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in 1995. In 2000, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.

Ryan served on the staff of congressman Jim Traficant (D-Ohio) in the mid-1990s. From 2000 to 2002, he served one term in the Ohio State Senate.

Congressional Career

After Traficant was convicted on criminal charges in 2002, Ryan declared his candidacy for his mentor's seat. As the result of redistricting following the 2000 census, the 17th, which had long been based in Youngstown, now included a portion of Akron. Previously, all of Akron had been part of the 14th District, represented by eight-term Democrat Thomas C. Sawyer. However, the 14th had been eliminated in redistricting, and Sawyer's home was drawn into the 17th. In the 2002 Democratic primary, Ryan pulled off a surprise defeat of Sawyer, who was seen as insufficiently labor-friendly in the redrawn district. Traficant ran as an independent in the race.

Congressional career

Ryan easily won election in November. When he took office in January 2003, he was the youngest Democrat in the House. He was reelected with almost no opposition in 2004.

Support for anti-hunger funding and food stamp initiative

Rep. Ryan, along with Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) participated in the Congressional Food Stamp Challenge, a program which would have public officials eat on $21 a week, reflecting the average national weekly food stamp benefit.[1] The challenge was issued in an effort to increase federal funding for anti hunger programs.

Main article: Feeding America’s Families Act

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Don Manning to face Ryan in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Ryan retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 15,000
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union$ 15,000
Cheniere Energy$ 12,000
Goodyear Tire & Rubber$ 10,750
Avalon Holdings$ 10,400
Covelli Enterprises$ 10,400
Simon Property Group$ 10,400
American Federation of Teachers$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

  • President, Trumbull County Young Democrats, 1995-1998
  • Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Past Chair, Earning by Learning, Warren, Ohio
  • Member, Italian Fraternal Home
  • Member, Niles Men's Democratic Club
  • Trustee, Young Black Men's Association

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Timothy Ryan. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 1421 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5261 Fax: 202-225-3719
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District offices
  • 1030 Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310
    Ph: 330-630-7311 Fax: (none entered)
  • 197 West Market Street, Warren, OH 44481-1024
    Ph: 330-373-0074 Fax: (none entered)
  • 241 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown, OH 44503
    Ph: 330-740-0193 Fax: (none entered)
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Tim Ryan posts on Twitter at http://twitter.com/timryan/

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Articles and Resources

See also


  1. Jim McGovern, "Speech on the food stamp challenge," Congressional Food Stamp Challenge, May 21, 2007.

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