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Ryan Young

Legal Fellow

FGA helps free people from government dependency. This encourages expanded access to work as well as the dignity and opportunities work provides. Success at FGA means every person in the country benefits.

About Ryan

Ryan Young is the Legal Fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Prior to joining FGA, he was Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Sessions. He also previously served as a Deputy Director of Grassroots Operations for Americans for Prosperity in Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and Government from Wofford College and a Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law.

Ryan first experienced the value of work in the subfreezing temperatures of a meat distributor’s warehouse and through his family’s small business, which has operated and employed others for more than 100 years. Showing up to work from high school to stack and move pallets helped him learn the feeling of accomplishment that comes from hard, honest work.

To him, work means creating access to the ladder of opportunity for yourself and others by doing the right thing and bringing your best effort every day.

Ryan is a licensed attorney in Texas, the District of Columbia, and South Carolina.

When he is not working, Ryan loves to read, smoke brisket, hike with his dogs, and spend time with his wife and son. Ryan, Stephanie, and their family live near Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.

By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.