Ryan Silvey

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Ryan Silvey
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 17th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by LuAnn Ridgeway
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 38th district
In office
2005–2013
Preceded by Dan Bishop
Succeeded by T.J. Berry
Personal details
Born (1976-04-17) April 17, 1976 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Children 1
Residence Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater Bob Jones University
Occupation Politician
Website [1]

Ryan Silvey (born April 17, 1976) is a Republican member of the Missouri Senate. He has represented the 17th district, which includes part of Clay County, since 2013.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Ryan Silvey was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where he attended Oak Park High School.[2] He later attended Bob Jones University and majored in interpretive speech. He is a member of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has a daughter.[2]

Political career[edit]

Silvey was a legislative aid to US Senator Kit Bond. He represented the 38th district in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2013.[2] He was elected in a special election in 2005 and then reelected in 2006, 2008, and 2010.[1] In 2011, he was made the chairman of the powerful budget committee.[2]

In 2011, Silvey decided to run for the 17th district in the Missouri Senate.[3] It was an open seat because LuAnn Ridgeway is unable to run for re-election due to term limits.[3] Silvey received endorsements from LuAnn Ridgeway, Rob Schaaf, five other current and former Republican representatives, and two Clay County officials.[3] He won the election with 52.8% over Democrat Sandra Reeves.[4]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • General Laws
  • Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight (Vice-Chairman)
  • Progress and Development
  • Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research

Electoral history[edit]

2012 General Election for Missouri’s 17th Senate District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ryan Silvey 42,491 52.8%
Democratic Sandra Reeves 37,997 47.2%
2010 General Election for Missouri’s 38th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ryan Silvey 9,133 69.7
Democratic Debbie Colozza 3,979 30.3
2008 General Election for Missouri’s 38th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ryan Silvey 12,083 58.5
Democratic Josh Reed 8,574 41.5
2006 General Election for Missouri’s 38th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ryan Silvey 7,480 55.7
Democratic Dennis Spears 5,960 44.3
2005 Special Election for Missouri’s 38th District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ryan Silvey 3,468 51.6
Democratic Teresa Loar 3,255 48.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Official Missouri Senate Profile; accessed November 25, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Profile, house.mo.gov; accessed November 25, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Profile, midwestdemocracyproject.org; accessed November 25, 2014.
  4. ^ 2012 election results, enr.sos.mo.gov; accessed November 25, 2014.

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