Ryan E. Mackenzie is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is in his fifth term representing the 134th Legislative District (parts of Berks and Lehigh Counties). For the 2019-20 Legislative Session, Ryan was selected to serve as a deputy majority whip.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
As state Representative, Ryan serves as a member of four House standing committees: Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Environmental Resources & Energy, and Labor & Industry. Additional responsibilities include serving as vice chairman of the Labor & Industry Committee, and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and Banking under the Commerce Committee. He also has been appointed to represent the House on the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, the Aggregate Advisory Board and the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority.

Ryan is a strong advocate for what he sees as the most important issues facing Pennsylvania: creating jobs, protecting taxpayers, strengthening education, and reforming government. He has successfully passed legislation in these areas, and will continue to fight for these causes.

Legislative Accomplishments
Ryan has authored numerous bills during his tenure to improve government efficiency, ensure better health care for pregnant women and stroke victims, hold unscrupulous characters accountable, and help our state’s veterans.  Learn more about these measures here.

Life and Education
Ryan is a ninth-generation resident of Pennsylvania, where his family has lived since colonial times. He graduated from Parkland High School, received his undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business from New York University, and earned his Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Ryan has continued his education by completing programs for state government officials at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.

Community Involvement
An active member of the local community, Ryan is involved in a number of charities and non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the executive council of the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, the community advisory committee of the Autism Resource Hub of Lehigh Valley, and is a board member of the AHEPA #60 Apartments that provide affordable housing for seniors.

Awards and Honors
Ryan has been recognized for his work domestically and internationally. He was named one of the 40 Under 40 by both Lehigh Valley Business and City & State PA, was selected as a Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments, and received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business. Additionally, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation and the American Council on Germany; was selected to serve as a delegate to the Palestinian Territories, Israel, and Jordan by the American Council of Young Political Leaders; and has been named a Scott M. Johnson Fellow after completing the United States-Japan Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Leadership Program.

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