Ryan McConnico is a husband, father, servant leader, and proud Houstonian.
Ryan’s story began in central Texas as the only son of four loving and supportive parents who introduced him to the importance of critical thinking, problem solving, and being grounded in principle. He learned at a young age and still believes to this day, that anything is possible by setting goals, focusing on the things that matter, and working hard.
Ryan holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in Economics from Sam Houston State University where he was a student leader in several on-campus organizations. In 2010, he deployed as a first responder to the Deepwater Horizon disaster where he developed an appreciation for protecting the environment, community service, and responsible energy policy. The Deepwater Horizon emergency response would set the foundation for the rest of his career.
Professionally, Ryan is an accomplished business leader and VP at one of the most trusted commodity certification companies in the world. He also serves on the Executive Board for Houston’s Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Before taking on his current role, he had previously delivered multiple subsea infrastructure projects across the globe and advised Fortune 500 clients on strategy, enterprise transformation, and change management.
Ryan is and always will be actively involved in charities and community-focused organizations across Houston. As a leader and PM of his local Masonic lodge, Ryan organized blood drives, dental hygiene initiatives for local elementary schools, and over 30 scholarship campaigns for high school students in underserved communities. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Ryan collected and distributed food and supplies to displaced neighbors, and aided in home demo for those with catastrophic water damage. He is a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and supports the United Way, Houston SPCA, and Houston Food Bank. He served as a delegate at the RPT State Convention where he voted on Party platform and strategy.
Ryan is running for State Representative of House District 134 to bring strong leadership and meaningful results to a district that is in desperate need of a competent leader. His family and kids are the driving force behind his decision to run for office and his top priorities are ensuring the next generation of Texans have safe communities, economic opportunity, and a best-in-class education system. He believes in a limited and efficient government that is accountable to the taxpayers. He plans to increase economic opportunity for Houstonians by improving education, FUNDING law enforcement, modernizing LOCAL flood management infrastructure, increasing government transparency, and reducing crime in Houston. Ryan is a man of principle with strong convictions regarding the objective truth, free speech and censorship, health care privacy, education reform, and border security. He believes the Federal government and unelected bureaucrats are out of control and taking our country down a very dangerous path, and protecting States Rights is essential for our great democracy to endure.
District 134 is home to the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, world class museums, and scenic Memorial Park. We are a diverse hub of research, discovery, commerce, and culture, and we rightfully expect our elected representatives to be open minded, reasonable, and accountable.
The district encompasses the cities of Bellaire, Southside Place, and West University Place, and the Houston neighborhoods of River Oaks, Montrose, Braeswood, Meyerland, Upper Kirby, Uptown, Lazybrook, Timbergrove, Southampton, Afton Oaks, and Washington Avenue.