State Rep. Ryan Dvorak
State Representative Ryan Dvorak was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2002. He represents Indiana House District 8, which covers portions of South Bend, northern St. Joseph County, and northeastern LaPorte County.
Dvorak currently serves as ranking minority member of the Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee. He is also a member of the Courts and Criminal Code, Judiciary, and Natural Resources committees. He also serves on the Committee on Joint Rules.
Dvorak has been recognized across the state as the leading legislative expert on renewable energy policy, authoring groundbreaking legislation on net metering, renewable energy standards and enforcing accountability for utility companies. He has also passed new laws to keep drunk drivers off the roads, crack down on methamphetamine production, and grow jobs in our state—including the first “Buy Indiana” law.
Dvorak has been a Michiana “Forty Under 40” honoree, recognized by the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club for Outstanding Achievement, and named Legislator of the Year by both the Indiana Aviation Association and the Indiana Conservation Alliance.
Dvorak is a practicing attorney with May Oberfell Lorber, the oldest law firm in northern Indiana. Prior to his election to the Indiana House of Representatives, Dvorak served as senior aide to Congressman Tim Roemer. Dvorak received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.
Dvorak and his wife, Angie, live in South Bend with their three children.
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