Term: 2016 - 2020
329 S. Illinois
Springfield, IL 62704
Ryan Melchin was appointed to County Board District 28 to finish the term of Catie Sheehan. District 28 includes parts of the historic westside, downtown Springfield, and north to North Grand Avenue. Ryan is currently the District Director for State Representative Mike Murphy and previously served in that position for former State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez and David Harris. He worked at the Capitol on the Illinois House Republican Research and Appropriations Staff for 3 1/2 years, gaining diverse experiences on public policy matters pending before the Illinois House of Representatives. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2011.
Ryan and his wife Margaret have been married since 2014 and welcomed their first son, Theodore in October 2018. They attend Cherry Hills Church in Springfield and have been active with the Animal Protective League as animal fosters since 2013.
Ryan is currently assigned to the following county board standing committees: