CONTACT: Lauren Hitt
RACINE, WI – Speaker Ryan is spending his Easter recess doing two so-called “private town halls” in Texas. Ryan has not held a town hall in his District, Wisconsin’s First, since before he was elected Speaker in 2015. Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce released a statement on Ryan’s events in Texas today and tomorrow.
“Twenty years in D.C. have changed Paul Ryan. He’s now putting lobbyists, donors and party politics ahead of the people of the First District. You can’t represent people if you aren’t willing to talk to them. Part of being a public servant means being willing to talk to people who don’t agree with you. Right now, Paul Ryan is only talking to hand-picked Texas ‘yes-men.'”
Bryce is participating in a town hall in Speaker Ryan’s hometown of Janesville on Saturday.
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.