Democrat Pat Ryan Raises More Than $210,000 in Three Weeks to Kick Off Strong Challenge to Rep. John Faso (NY-19)

Kingston Native Ends Second Quarter With More Than $200,000 Cash-on-Hand and Key Endorsements

Kingston, New York – Today, West Point-trained Army intelligence officer and technology entrepreneur Pat Ryan announced that he raised more than $210,000 in only three weeks in his challenge to Rep. John Faso in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Ryan ended the second quarter with over $200,000 cash-on-hand after announcing his campaign on June 7. Ryan also earned the endorsements of Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), VoteVets, and New Politics.

“Inspired by the tremendous energy and passion of this community, we made a bold decision to enter the race with only three weeks left in the quarter, and it paid off." said Ryan. "I’ve been blown away by the response to my campaign across the district. I'm running to bring a spirit of selfless service back to Washington and am energized for the race ahead."

Born and raised in Kingston, New York, Pat’s family roots in Ulster County reach back generations. After graduating with honors from West Point, Pat served two combat tours in Iraq as an Army Intelligence Officer.  

While in a war zone in Iraq, Pat saw how outdated technology was limiting and endangering our troops.  In response, Pat launched a technology firm that equipped troops with innovative tools to track battlefield events in real time. In just a few years, Pat grew the small business from 5 to 150 employees, over half of whom were veterans.  During this time, Pat also earned his Master’s in Security Studies from Georgetown University and met his wife, Rebecca, who also grew up in the Hudson Valley.

As cyber security threats grew more common, Pat answered the call once again, launching a new small business to help our government fend off attacks. At a time when government is paralyzed by political gridlock, Pat is running for Congress to restore a sense of service to Washington. He will draw upon his job creation experience to spur economic development and deliver real results for hardworking families in the community and across the nation.

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