Thank you for visiting my site. While I have some basic biographical information here, I’d like to take a moment to tell you a little bit more about myself.
I’m 31 years old, and I am the Democratic nominee in House District 93, which runs from Edgewood Avenue south to County Line Road in Perry Township (a portion extends to Epler between U.S. 31 and Shelby), to McFarland Road to the east, and to the line with Decatur Township to the west. It also includes much of White River Township in Johnson County.
I was born and raised in Port Allen, Louisiana. (One oddity in this race is that both my opponent and I are Hoosiers by choice, not by birth.) I attended Tulane University for both undergraduate and graduate school, and IU in Bloomington for law school. After graduating and being admitted to the Indiana Bar, I began working for a law firm in the Southport area, where I still work.
Just over a month ago, on September 29th, I married the love of my life, Jenny Schuster, of Carmel. We graduated from law school together, and began dating some time thereafter. In what has obviously been a hectic year for her, she has been amazingly supportive of me throughout this campaign:
We have a dog, Gwen, who is a beagle mix (we think the remainder is mostly Australian Shepherd, but as we adopted her from a shelter, we don’t really know). Gwen has also been very supportive:
Here’s one of the three of us:
This is my first time running for office. While it would be somewhat common to claim that I’m “not a politician,” I don’t believe that’s truthful. If you’re running for office, you’re a politician, at least in my view, so I don’t want to waste anyone’s time with semantics.
I’m running for State Representative to provide a voice for the people who have been under attack by our General Assembly over the last two sessions, including our teachers, women, seniors, working families, and, more broadly, the middle class. I see the broad mission of the General Assembly as working to address the large issues that affect all Hoosiers, such as public education, public health, public safety, infrastructure, and our economy. For the last two sessions, instead of working to improve these broad issues, our General Assembly has devoted its time and resources passing legislation focused on divisive social issues. It’s time for a change.
I’ve previously written as to my thoughts on these issues and the interplay between them, especially the need to expand early education opportunities, and will continue to do so over the next few days.
Thank you for your interest in my campaign. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment, email me at RyanForDistrict93@gmail.com, or call me at (317) 504-9852. You can also “like” our Facebook page, a link to which is located on the right, to receive updates.
I hope that I will earn your trust and your vote in this election.