Rep. Ryan Warner brings his blue-collar roots and rural heritage to the state Capitol as the representative for the 52nd Legislative District serving parts of Fayette and Westmoreland counties. He was first elected to serve in the state House in November 2014.
In his first term, Ryan had two of his bills signed into law. Act 31 of 2015 removed uncertainty around permit expiration dates for construction projects. Act 172 of 2016 authorized local municipalities to enact earned income and property tax liability tax credits for active volunteers of a fire company or emergency medical service (EMS) company.
Ryan’s continuing legislative goals are directed toward helping his local communities by making the region attractive to job creators and implementing effective job training programs. He also supports legislation to cut out wasteful government spending, reduce crushing property taxes, fight back against drug abuse and related crime, maintain strong agricultural traditions, and enhance hunting and fishing opportunities.
In the current legislative session, Ryan serves on four House committees: Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Children and Youth, Game and Fisheries, and Tourism and Recreational Development.
Prior to his election to state office, Ryan started working at a young age in a sawmill for the family logging business and then continued his career at Siemens Industry as a project controller. There, he controlled revenue and expenditures and managed projects to assure they were completed on time and within budget. He is also no stranger to the hardships faced by his neighbors and communities after his position was eliminated due to corporate downsizing.
A native of Fayette County, Ryan and his family have been long-time members of the community, having operated a family farm and successful logging business. Ryan’s community involvement also includes volunteer work with the United Way, where he organized food drives and holiday gift giving, and as an officer with the Slovak Catholic Sokol Assembly 25.
Ryan is a graduate of both Penn State University, where he earned a degree in Communications Arts and Science, and Frazier High School.
He and his wife, Leslie, have two children: Paloma and Ben.
The 52nd Legislative District includes the city of Connellsville; Dawson, Dunbar, Everson, Perryopolis, Seven Springs, South Connellsville and Vanderbilt boroughs; Bullskin, Connellsville, Dunbar, Lower Tyrone, Menallen, North Union, Perry, Saltlick and Upper Tyrone townships in Fayette County, along with Scottdale Borough, and part of East Huntingdon Township in Westmoreland County.
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