Bryan Steil

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Bryan Steil
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byPaul Ryan
Personal details
Born
Bryan George Steil

(1981-03-03) March 3, 1981 (age 38)
Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
University of Wisconsin–Madison (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Bryan George Steil (born March 3, 1981)[1] is an American businessman, former University of Wisconsin Regent, attorney, and politician, serving as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Steil is a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended Joseph A. Craig High School. Steil is a member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church.[2]

Steil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.[1]

Steil is an avid University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers football fan and cross country skier.

Earlier career[edit]

In 2003, Steil spent one year working as an aide to U.S. Representative Paul Ryan.[3] Prior to being elected to Congress, Steil spent a decade in the manufacturing industry in Southeast Wisconsin. Prior to running for Congress, Steil was an executive for Milton, Wisconsin-based plastics manufacturer Charter NEX Film.[3]. In this role, Steil focused on business development issues throughout Wisconsin. Steil previously worked as a legal counsel at Regal Beloit, a manufacturer of electric motors and as an attorney at McDermott Will & Emery.

In 2016, Steil was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.[4]. Bryan was unanimously approved by the Wisconsin Senate. [5] As a Regent, Steil addressed the needs of students while overseeing the 26 UW system campuses, their 170,000 students, and a six-billion-dollar budget. Steil supported initiatives that froze tuition and increased access to quality, affordable education. [6]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

Steil won the 2018 Republican primary in the race to succeed retiring incumbent Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. On August 14, 2018, Steil defeated former Green Beret Nick Polce and white nationalist Paul Nehlen, receiving 51.6% of the vote and winning all counties in the district.[7][8]

Steil went on to face union worker & perennial candidate Randy Bryce and chiropractor & independent candidate Ken Yorgan.[9] Steil was endorsed in the 2018 election by Donald Trump, Mike Pence, nine Wisconsin State Representatives, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, former governor Tommy Thompson, and several other local and state lawmakers.[10] On November 6, Steil defeated Bryce, receiving 54.6% of the vote and winning all but 2 counties in the district.[11]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

  • Co-Chair, Middle Class Jobs Caucus
  • Freshmen Working Group on Addiction
  • Republican Study Committee


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wisconsin New Members 2019". The Hill. November 15, 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ "About". steilforwisconsin.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ a b Richmond, Todd (October 14, 2018). "GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan's Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0". Associated Press. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ Meyerhofer, Kelly (November 12, 2018). "Some seats have opened up on the UW System Board of Regents. Who will fill them?". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  5. ^ http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/appointments/inactive/executive_appointment/8656
  6. ^ https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2017/07/06/regents-approve-new-budget-gives-less-uw-madison/455165001/
  7. ^ "Wisconsin Primary Election Results: First House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  8. ^ "Wisconsin Elections Commission Official Results 2018 Partisan Primary" (PDF). line feed character in |title= at position 48 (help)
  9. ^ "Randy Bryce, Bryan Steil To Face Off In Race To Replace US Rep. Paul Ryan". Wisconsin Public Radio. 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  10. ^ "Endorsements". steilforwisconsin.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  11. ^ "Wisconsin Election Results: First House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  12. ^ https://steil.house.gov/media/press-releases/steil-named-task-force-financial-technology

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Paul Ryan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Pete Stauber
United States Representatives by seniority
418th
Succeeded by
Greg Steube