Ryan Ferns

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Ryan James Ferns
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 1st district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Serving with Jack Yost
Preceded by Rocky Fitzsimmons
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2014
Personal details
Born (1982-12-02) December 2, 1982 (age 32)
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican (after 2013)
Other political
Democratic (before 2013)
Residence Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater Wheeling Jesuit University (B.S., D.P.T.)
Profession Physical therapist
Religion Roman Catholic

Ryan James Ferns is an American politician from the state of West Virginia. He is a member of the West Virginia Senate.

Ferns was first elected in 2010, as a member of the Democratic Party. He switched his allegiance to the Republican Party in November 2013. In 2014, he beat Democrat Rocky Fitzsimmons in an election to the West Virginia Senate.[1]

Ferns is a physical therapist.[1] He was arrested for drunk driving in 2012.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "The Charleston Daily Mail". Dailymail.com. January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ JOSELYN KING - For The Weirton Daily Times (May 14, 2012). ""Ryan Ferns" won’t resign from House - WeirtonDailyTimes.com | news, sports, jobs - Weirton, Hancock County — Weirton Daily Times". WeirtonDailyTimes.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Ferns" Should be Kept in the Legislature, May 4, 2012, the Intelligencer, by Bob Miller Jr
  4. ^ Respect "Ryan Ferns'" Decision to Resign, May 5, 2012 News-Register, by Mike Myer


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