A look at Janna Ryan: 'She's going to bloom where she's planted'
VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan greets his wife, Janna Little Ryan, during a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on August 12.
August 26th, 2012
08:08 PM ET
9 years ago

A look at Janna Ryan: 'She's going to bloom where she's planted'

Boston (CNN) - Janna Little Ryan comes from a political family and was already a successful Washington tax attorney and lobbyist by the time she was 30. So when she met her future husband, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, she was drawn more to his character than awed by his office.

According to her younger sister, Dana Little Jackson, the Ryans met when the then-29-year-old Wisconsin lawmaker, sick with the flu, was "dragged" by a mutual acquaintance to Janna's 30th birthday party. They soon had their first date over lunch.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX


    Washington tax attorney and lobbyist by the time she was 30.......Paul Ryan has been in DC his WHOLE working life !

    Both of these people are DC insiders...and I mean DEEP inside, more than President Obama will EVER be.

    But the Ryans are looking out for you ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Can anyone on the right defend them ?

    What a freaking JOKE.

    August 26, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    Paul and Janna SCREAM big business,but alot of people will vote them in against their own self-interest because they hate the President for reasons they'll never really say.


    August 26, 2012 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  3. mig

    They make a fine pair,a lobbyest and slobbyest!

    August 26, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  4. Indy

    They look like a very nice family, however I always wonder what it is like for spouses and family members to witness and hear their loved ones up on a stage lying to the public for political gain, it must be gut wrenching

    August 26, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Has anybody read Paul Ryan's new book , " I Married a Washington Lobbyist " ?

    August 27, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    I just have ONE question – Why is it that the Ryans only have 2 children? Hmm, is there "birth control" looming in the background?

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    August 27, 2012 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
  7. Marie MD

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO? She married a man who has changed his very conservative, anti women rants in the last two weeks. Or he has tried.
    Does she pal around with akin also? I don't understand these rethug wives and mothers.
    What character? It took him less than a month to pretend he didn't write H.R.3 with akin and NOW he believes in exceptions for those "legitimate" rapes? I take it that his money and that munster look is okay with her as long as the rest of the country and the seniors and the poor are buried in more debt just as long as she has a good life.

    August 27, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |