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  Leonard, Ryan
NameRyan Leonard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , United States
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May 22, 2010 04:01pm
InfoRyan Leonard is an attorney, former state prosecutor and former senior aide to U.S. Senator Don Nickles. A fourth-generation native of Beaver in the Oklahoma panhandle, Ryan presently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Carrie and their three children. Ryan is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Attorney General.

Ryan was shaped by the values he learned growing up in western Oklahoma. As a young man, he worked on the farm with his grandfather where he learned the traits of hard work, honesty and integrity. Ryan earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and he applies the common sense, conservative values he learned in rural Oklahoma to everything he does.

As a state prosecutor in Canadian County, Ryan fought to protect our families and children, and to put dangerous criminals behind bars. As an attorney in private practice, Ryan has fought for small businesses, which form the backbone of this state’s economy. Ryan has also been proud to defend the rights of individuals, including representing pro bono children in the state’s foster system.

Ryan previously served for four years as a senior legislative aide for U.S. Senator Don
Nickles in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, Ryan served as the Senator’s chief aide for issues involving agriculture, transportation, the federal judiciary, natural resources and Indian affairs. While working in the Senate, Ryan was intimately involved in crafting federal legislation benefitting Oklahoma farmers and ranchers, building Oklahoma roads and bridges, securing the rights of hunters and fishermen and working with tribal governments. Ryan was also honored to assist Senator Nickles in the drafting and passage of legislation aiding victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and establishing the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Ryan is dedicated to his community, having served on numerous civic boards, including the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the Board of Directors of the Central Oklahoma Red Cross and the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals. Ryan has also served on the Legal Ethics Committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and currently represents the state of Oklahoma as a national commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission. Ryan is also a member of Leadership Oklahoma, Rotary Club 29 and the State Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma and undergraduate degree from Boston College. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his childrens’ activities, reading, fishing and travel.


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