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Tim’s Story

Tim Ryan is a dad, husband and proud Ohioan who served for 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tim Ryan is recognized for his commitment to service and his passionate advocacy for Americans throughout our Nation. Born in Niles, Ohio, Ryan’s humble beginnings shaped his compassionate approach to leadership and his drive to uplift communities.

In 2002, Tim Ryan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 17th Congressional District. He quickly established himself as a champion for working-class Americans, focusing on issues such as economic revitalization, job creation, and affordable healthcare. Throughout his tenure, Ryan remained deeply committed to improving the lives of his constituents and fighting for policies that fostered sustainable growth.

Nationally, Ryan became known for his stances on renewable energy, education reform, and mental health care. His forward-thinking approach earned him recognition as a pragmatic leader who sought common ground and pursued practical solutions to complex challenges.

Throughout his congressional career, Tim Ryan consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of everyday Americans, particularly those in economically distressed areas. He advocated for manufacturing and innovation, and focused on building a resilient economy.

Tim Ryan is an accomplished author, having written books on mindfulness and meditation. His interest in well-being and the power of mindfulness in promoting mental health has made him a sought-after speaker and advocate in this field. Tim knows that in order to move on from this era of rage, fear and division and into a new age of possibility, we need more compassion, love, grace and forgiveness. With his dedication to public service and his ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds, Tim Ryan left an indelible mark on American communities. His genuine passion for improving the lives of ordinary citizens continues to inspire others to engage in meaningful and compassionate public service, shaping a brighter future for all. In 2013, Ryan married Andrea Zetts and their family currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.