|Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 8th district
|Residence||South Bend, Indiana|
|Alma mater||University of Notre Dame
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Ryan Michael Dvorak is an American politician from the state of Indiana. A member of the Democratic Party, Dvorak is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 8th District since 2002.
After graduating from Penn High School in 1992, Dvorak earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame (1996), and a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2008). Ryan is also a practicing attorney with May Oberfell Lorber, where he helps expand local businesses.
Dvorak served as a senior aide to Congressman Tim Roemer in Indiana and Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 2001. He was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2002, becoming chairman of the Committee on Courts and Criminal Code in 2003. He currently serves as the ranking minority member of the Environmental Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Commerce, Energy, and Utilities Committee, the Courts and Criminal Code Committee, and the Judiciary Committee.
He is married to Angela Dvorak and has two children, Caroline and Charlotte.
South Bend Mayoral Election
On January 21, 2011, Ryan Dvorak filed to run for mayor of the city of South Bend. At the time he said, "It's a critical point that we really need to reach out and really take charge of our economic development structure, to make sure people have good jobs here in South Bend. I think our education system right now is at a critical point that needs a lot of help, attention and partnership.".
On the Environment
Ryan has been recognized across Indiana as the leading legislative expert on renewable energy policy. He has authored legislation on net metering, renewable energy standards, and enforcing accountability for utility companies.
Ryan has been honored by the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club for Outstanding Achievement, and named Legislator of the Year by both the Indiana Aviation Association, and the Indiana Conservation Alliance.
- State Representative Ryan Dvorak official Indiana State Legislature site
- Ryan Dvorak for State Representative official campaign site
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
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