101st District Representative Frank Ryan is convinced he can do more good to help Pennsylvania fix its complex and oftentimes broken financial system as an outsider, rather than a legislator.
Speaking exclusively with the Lebanon Valley Daily News, the 71-year old Cornwall-area Republican says he made the announcement of his retirement on his social media platforms last night.
Aside from his wife, speaker of the house Bryan Cutler was the only other person who knew for sure what he was planning and even Cutler tried to change his mind:
Ryan says incumbent state house members spend about 40% of their time running for reelection and not performing legislative duties.
Since he’s free of that, he has a very specific agenda for his last ten-and-a-half months in office:
Representative Ryan said he’s not sure whether he’ll endorse a Republican candidate in the upcoming primary.