Michael J Ryan
Michael J. Ryan, a native of Staten Island, New York, began serving with the Board of Elections in the City of New York when he was appointed as the Democratic Commissioner from Staten Island by the New York City Council in April of 2010. He was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Board of Elections in the City of New York in August 2013. Mr. Ryan graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and earned a juris doctorate degree from New York Law School. A member of the bar in New York, New Jersey and the federal courts, Mr. Ryan worked as a practicing attorney with a specialty in criminal justice. In addition to his private law practice, Mr. Ryan also has an extensive background in serving the public on matters of criminal justice policy. He served in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York in the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator and later served in the Office of the Governor of New York as Deputy Director of Criminal Justice. In addition, Mr. Ryan served in a number of roles within the City of New York Department of Probation. While with the City of New York, Mr. Ryan received the Department of Probation Commissioner’s Meritorious Service Award for Valor in the Line of Duty. Mr. Ryan resides in Staten Island with his wife and three children.