Mitt Romney announced at an event in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday (August 11, 2012) that he chose Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. As a running mate, Ryan was scheduled to accompany Romney to travel throughout Virginia on Saturday, before heading to North Carolina on Sunday, Florida on Monday and Ohio on Tuesday. His family, including his wife Janna Ryan and three children will go along with him during his trip. The rising star in the Republican Party has a happy family. His wife Janna Little Ryan, who is just warm, easygoing, not upfront in the public arena, is a former tax attorney for a prestigious consulting firm in Washington. She graduated from Wellesley College, the private women's college in Massachusetts. After obtaining her 4-year degree there, she one-upped her sterling education by continuing on to attend George Washington University, one of the best law schools in the country. Just a few years later, she met Paul Ryan and the couple soon married in Oklahoma City in December 2000. Now they have three children: daughter Liza Ryan, 10, Charles Ryan, 8 and Sam Ryan, 7.
Paul Ryan’s family, wife Janna Ryan, daughter Liza, 10 and two sons Charles, 8, and Sam, 7 were in company with him at the Absolute Style furniture factory on August 12, 2012 in High Point, North Carolina.
Janna Little, wife of Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), was a very soft spoken, elegant and ladylike. The couple met when Little was working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ryan was just a few months into his first term in Congress. When the two announced their engagement in April 2000, Ryan was 30 and Little was 31.
The 43-year-old’s status as a stay-at-home mom held her son Sam Ryan, while her husband spoke during a campaign stop on August 12, 2012 in High Point, North Carolina.
Before getting married, Janna Ryan was beginning a career after law school as a lobbyist/lawyer in Washington. She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and had several lobbying clients in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Her husband Paul Ryan would be the first House member selected as a vice presidential candidate since Walter Mondale (D) tapped then-Rep. Geraldine Ferraro (D-N.Y.) in 1984.