Sean Ryan (American politician)

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Sean M. Ryan
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 149th district
Assumed office
September 14, 2011
Preceded by Sam Hoyt
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Erie County New York
Alma mater Fredonia State College
Brooklyn Law School
Profession Attorney

Sean M. Ryan is a Democratic New York State Assembly member from Buffalo, New York. Ryan, an attorney, was previously chief of staff to the County Legislature.

Early life[edit]

Ryan was educated at SUNY Fredonia and then the Brooklyn Law School. He was thereafter admitted to practice law in New York State. According to his biography, Ryan's legal career focused on anti-discrimination and labour law cases.[1]

Political career[edit]

On September 13, 2011, Ryan was elected during a special election to the New York State Assembly, succeeding long time assemblyman Sam Hoyt[2] in the 144th Assembly District in Buffalo and Grand Island.

In 2012 he was elected to 149th district. He was supported by the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.[3]


  1. ^ Biography - Sean Ryan (New York State Assembly)
  2. ^ "Interview with Sean Ryan". Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  3. ^ Brown, Maurice (19 September 2012). "NYS Assembly Member Sean Ryan Wins Big in Primary". 

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New York Assembly
Title last held by
William B. "Sam" Hoyt III
New York State Assembly, 144th District
September 2011 – December 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Jane L. Corwin
Preceded by
Joseph M. Giglio
New York State Assembly, 149th District
January 1, 2013 – present