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Ryan is serving in his first term as County Commissioner, which is also his first time to hold elected office.
Ryan and his wife Melissa have been married since 1994. They live in League City with their four children, Avery, Jeneya, Ramsey and Weston.
Ryan is an honors graduate of Clear Creek High School, Washington & Lee University (B.A. Politics) and the University of Texas School of Law. At UT, he was a Townes-Rice Scholar and member of Texas Law Review.
After graduation, Ryan and his wife moved back to Galveston County, and he went to work at one of the state's top law firms in downtown Houston. Ryan handled complex commercial litigation matters, including contracts, construction and governmental relations. He later left the big firm to pursue entrepreneurial interests. Ryan and Melissa owned and operated a retail business, and he managed and grew a family commercial real estate company.
Through his business experience, Ryan developed expertise in commercial construction planning, project management, regulatory and permitting issues, utilities, and finance. He also handled the day to day challenges of budgets, contracts and payrolls.
As County Commissioner, Ryan enjoys applying his business and legal experience to oversee county contracts, improve and modernize the operation of our county government, and ensure that quality services and facilities are provided at fair costs to Galveston County citizens and taxpayers.
Ryan also appreciates that Precinct 1 includes the majority of Galveston County’s unincorporated areas, which allows him to be hands-on in helping residents who depend more directly on county services.
You can contact Ryan through his office, or you can call him on his cell phone: (713) 885-2371.