Ryan Jolley

Ohio
State Representative, District 19
Type of Seat: 
Challenger
Year: 
2012
Status: 
Not Elected
Woman Candidate: 
No
GLBT: 
No
Person of Color: 
No
Under 35: 
Under 35

Ryan Jolley is running for State Representative in District 19.  Ryan is a rising progressive star in Ohio.  He was elected to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education at the age of 18, just five months after graduating from Gahanna's Lincoln High School.  As a member of Teach for America, Ryan spent two years teaching math and science at a public middle school in New York City, just north of Harlem.  Since leaving teaching, Ryan has worked in private sector management and currently oversees a workforce of close to 200 employees at a production plant on the west side of Columbus.  Ryan knows it's important to elect progressives to office and has helded do this in Gahanna.  This past fall, he and other progressive candidates helped flip control of Gahanna's City Council to progressive control.