Paul Ryan has announced that he won’t be running for reelection again this fall.
He was first elected to Congress in 1998 and during his 20 years there, has served the citizens of the First District of Wisconsin well. Even as he rose to become one of the most powerful elected leaders in the country Paul remained a humble man who is, above all, a devoted husband and father.
History will remember Paul Ryan for being one of the conservative movement’s most articulate and thoughtful leaders. He fought for important ideas like a balanced budget, reform of our tax code and entitlement reform.
But I will remember Paul Ryan as so much more. I had the privilege and honor to work with him when he was the GOP’s nominee for Vice President in 2012. There is almost no one in public life whom I respect and admire more.
He will be missed.