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Bryan George Steil (born March 3, 1981)[1] is an American attorney and politician, serving as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Bryan Steil
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byPaul Ryan
Personal details
Bryan George Steil

(1981-03-03) March 3, 1981 (age 38)
Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
University of Wisconsin–Madison (JD)
WebsiteHouse website


Early life and educationEdit

Steil is a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended Joseph A. Craig High School. Steil is a member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church.[2]

Steil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.[1]


In 2003, Steil spent one year working as an aide to U.S. Representative Paul Ryan.[3] Steil has worked as legal counsel at Regal Beloit and as an attorney at McDermott Will & Emery. He was also an attorney for Milton, Wisconsin-based plastics manufacturer Charter NEX Film.[3] In 2016, Steil was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.[4]

2018 U.S. House electionEdit

Steil won the 2018 Republican primary in the race to succeed retiring incumbent Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. In the general election, Steil defeated Democratic nominee Randy Bryce, a union ironworker and four-time candidate.[5]

Steil was endorsed in the 2018 election by Donald Trump, Mike Pence, nine Wisconsin State Representatives, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, former governor Tommy Thompson, and several other local and state lawmakers.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Wisconsin New Members 2019". The Hill. November 15, 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ a b Richmond, Todd (October 14, 2018). "GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan's Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0". Associated Press. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ Meyerhofer, Kelly (November 12, 2018). "Some seats have opened up on the UW System Board of Regents. Who will fill them?". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  5. ^ Spicuzza, Mary (November 6, 2018). "Bryan Steil defeats Randy Bryce in 1st Congressional District race". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Endorsements". Retrieved 2018-11-05.

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