Who is Paul Ryan?

Find out a little more about Mitt Romney's choice of VP.

Age: 42

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin

Education: Bachelor's in Economics and Social Science (Miami University in Ohio)

Entry into politics: 1998, Wisconsin's District 1

Religion: Catholic

Family: Married to Janna, two sons (Charlie and Sam), one daughter (Liza)

Major achievements: According to the Washington Post, he became known for "unveiling budget blueprints that, among other things, would revamp Medicare by transforming it into a voucher program for those currently under 55 years of age."  

He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee and member of the House Ways Committee.  


In the video above, Paul Ryan responds to President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address.  

You can follow Paul Ryan on Facebook and Twitter.  

(Editor's note: Basic information provided by Paul Ryan's official website.)


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