Ryan worked as an aide to Congressman Jim Traficant. He succeeded Traficant after Traficant's conviction and resignation by winning election to the U.S. House on November 5, 2002.
Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Ryan served in the Ohio State Senate, representing District 32 from 2001 to 2002.
2020 presidential election
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Ryan announced that he was running for president of the United States on April 4, 2019.