"I will always fight for you - so that we can create good jobs, grow the economy, keep our communities safe,
protect our tax dollars, make schools and healthcare stronger, and preserve our freedoms. And, I will only serve as long
as I am effective in achieving these goals."
- Ryan Mackenzie
As a State Representative, Ryan Mackenzie has proven he is the effective and conservative Republican for State Representative in the new 187th District - with a 100% proven conservative record of standing strong on the issues that make our state and nation great.
Ryan is a 9th generation resident of Pennsylvania, a proven leader, and a strong advocate for the issues we have told him are most important: creating jobs, protecting taxpayers, keeping our communities safe, strengthening education and healthcare, and reforming government.
First elected to represent Lehigh Valley communities in a Special Election for State Representative in 2012, where he overcame an all-out assault by the liberal Planned Parenthood PAC, Ryan has become known as one of Harrisburg's most effective voices: a proven conservative reformer who has successfully authored and passed numerous pieces of legislation into law on some of the most important issues facing Pennsylvania.
Prior to becoming a State Representative, Ryan served as policy director at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. In this role, he was successful in championing efforts that saved Pennsylvania taxpayers almost $60 million by refinancing debt and saves an additional $400 million per year through other reform measures. In addition, Ryan worked on issues relating to unemployment compensation reform, workers’ compensation insurance, the Uniform Construction Code, and workforce development. He also previously worked at the U.S. Department of Labor and was a real estate salesperson licensed in PA.
Ryan graduated from Parkland High School, received his undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business from New York University, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ryan's proven experience led to him being named to state and federal boards focused on economic development, workforce development, and environmental protection. In fact, President Trump appointed Ryan to two key posts: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee and as a Commissioner on the non-partisan President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
Involved in a number of charities and nonprofit organizations in our community, Ryan currently serves on the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the executive council of the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, and is on the board of a nonprofit that provides affordable housing for seniors.
Ryan’s work on behalf of our community has earned him numerous awards. He has been named as a 40 Under 40 honoree 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.