Proven Conservative Leader Ryan Mackenzie Announces Run for Congress

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(LOWER MACUNGIE, Pa.) – Today, Republican Ryan Mackenzie, 40, announced he is running for the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District and he’s proud to introduce his 4 Principles For America: Grow Our Economy, Defend Our Values, Secure Our Communities, and Restore Our Freedoms. After becoming the Republican nominee in the 2024 primary, Mackenzie will face incumbent Susan Wild, a radical left-wing Democrat who was first elected in the Blue Wave election of 2018.

Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 3 points and about 9,600 votes in the current 7th Congressional District in 2016, and less than 2,500 votes separated President Trump and Joe Biden in 2020.

Mackenzie simultaneously announced that he will not stand for re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2024. Mackenzie has represented Lehigh County in Harrisburg since his election in 2012.

Mackenzie is a 9th generation resident of the Lehigh Valley. His ancestors and family members fought in the Revolutionary War and in both World Wars, helped build companies like Hercules Cement that supported families in our area for generations, and served in respected professions like nursing and teaching.

In Pennsylvania’s State Capitol, Ryan is known by conservatives and feared by the establishment as one of the most effective and proven reformers in government. Ryan didn’t just talk – he got our values enacted into law.

“Now – more than ever – we need proven leaders who will always fight for America’s future. I am running for Congress to improve the lives of the American people,” said Mackenzie. “I am the only candidate in the race with a proven and effective record who can hit the ground running in the fight to get America back on the right track.”

Ryan has been fighting for Pennsylvania taxpayers for a long time. He led efforts that saved $400 million per year through conservative reforms at the Department of Labor & Industry, and saved another nearly $60 million by smartly refinancing debt that we would pass on to Pennsylvania’s children and grandchildren. His work caused Americans for Prosperity to name Ryan a “Taxpayer Hero” and a Policy Champion.

Ryan has served on state and federal boards for economic development, workforce development, and environmental protection. President Trump appointed Ryan to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee and as a commissioner on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Ryan is a local guy who has made the Lehigh Valley proud. After graduating from Parkland High School near the top of his class, he received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Finance and International Business from New York University, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and is involved in several charities and nonprofit organizations in our community.


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