Elected Experience: Governor of Massachusetts
Other Professional Experience: CEO, 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; CEO Bain & Company; Co-Founder, Bain Capital
Education: JD, Harvard Law School; MBA, Harvard Business School; BA, Brigham Young University.
Community Service: Board Member of City Year, youth service organization; board Member of Belmont Hill School; National Advisory Council Member of the Marriott School of Management; Visiting Committee Member of the Harvard Business School
Elected Experience: Congressman Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin's First Congressional District. As Chairman of the House Budget Committee, he has worked tirelessly to rein in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers. He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Legislative Director - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS); Legislative Aide - Senator Bob Kasten (R-WI); Speechwriter, Economic Analyst - Empower America, Jack Kemp & Bill Bennett
Education: Joseph A. Craig High School; Miami University in Ohio
Community Service: YMCA volunteer soccer coach in Janesville, WI; St. Elizabeth's nursing home - the Ryan family serves Christmas meals to residents in Janesville.
Statement: I am running for president to get America back to work, protect our national security, and restore our country's standing as leader of the free world.
I am not a career politician. I spent most of my life in the private sector, helping launch or rebuild hundreds of companies, including household names such as Staples, Bright Horizons, and The Sports Authority.
In 1999, the Winter Olympics were on the verge of collapse amid corruption allegations. I was asked to take over. I revamped the organization's leadership, trimmed the budget, and restored public confidence. In the end, we staged one of the most successful games of all time.
As Governor of Massachusetts, I cut taxes 19 times while balancing the budget four years in a row. I cut red tape for small businesses, signed into law job-creating incentives, and fought hard to bring new businesses to the state. By the end of my term, the state had amassed a $2 billion rainy-day fund.
As president, I will repeal the national healthcare law. I'll get rid of job-killing regulations, open new markets for American exports, and unlock America's energy resources. I'll reduce taxes and bring an end to runaway spending and borrowing in Washington, D.C. I'll make the federal government simpler, smaller, and smarter. At the same time, I will reverse the defense cuts of the past three years, rebuild our military, and ensure that this century will be another American Century.
Together we can create an Opportunity Society where hard work, education, and risk-taking allow people to achieve their dreams.