|Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 17th district
|Preceded by||LuAnn Ridgeway|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 38th district
|Preceded by||Dan Bishop|
|Succeeded by||T.J. Berry|
April 17, 1976 |
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Residence||Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Bob Jones University|
Early life and career
Ryan Silvey was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where he attended Oak Park High School. 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.
Silvey was a legislative aide to US Senator Kit Bond. He represented the 38th district in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2013. He was elected in a special election in 2005 and then reelected in 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2011, he was made the chairman of the powerful budget committee.
In 2011, Silvey decided to run for the 17th district in the Missouri Senate. It was an open seat because LuAnn Ridgeway is unable to run for re-election due to term limits. Silvey received endorsements from LuAnn Ridgeway, Rob Schaaf, five other current and former Republican representatives, and two Clay County officials. He won the election with 52.8% over Democrat Sandra Reeves.
- 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