State Senator, Republican Caucus Whip
David and Wanda Aument
Raised in the ideals of his Pennsylvania home and tested on the field of combat defending his nation, Ryan Aument is committed to ensuring a prosperous and economically competitive Commonwealth for all. A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Ryan currently lives in West Hempfield with his wife, Kate, a teacher at Mt. Calvary Christian School, and their two children, Jack and June. He is a member of the Mountville VFW Post 8757, the Lancaster County Career and Technology Foundation, the Lancaster County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. The Aument family worships at Grace Church at Willow Valley.
Solanco High School, 1995
The Citadel, B.S., Education, 1999
After serving in the United States Army, Ryan spent three years as a production supervisor at ICI Paints in Reading, while also winning a seat on the Quarryville Borough Council. He later managed the state House campaign of a high school friend, Bryan Cutler. After Cutler won office, he hired Ryan as a key aide. Ryan then won office as Lancaster County Clerk of Courts and went on to win two terms in the State House and later, two terms in the State Senate, where he served as chair of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Communications and Technology Committee. Along with representing the constituents of the 36th State Senatorial District, Ryan also formed and chaired the first ever Nuclear Energy Caucus in a state legislature in the nation and serves as Majority Whip for the Senate Republican Caucus.
During his tenure, Ryan’s mission has been to ensure Pennsylvania is able to compete with higher growth states for high-quality, family-sustaining jobs and increased economic opportunity for Pennsylvanians in every class, sector, and corner of the Commonwealth. To do that, he has sponsored and helped pass proposals like his bill to establish a commission to redesign the state’s education system to better prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Another one of Ryan’s initiatives that focused on improving Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness was included in the 2022-23 state budget. It will cut the Corporate Net Income Tax rate in Pennsylvania to attract more high-paying jobs, employers, and economic opportunity.
Ryan served as a U.S. Army captain in Operation Iraqi Freedom, briefly commanding an infantry company of 150 soldiers after the company commander was wounded in combat. Throughout his military service, he earned the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Parachutist Badge.