About Ryan

 
 
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Ryan Sayers has risen to the top ranks of the legal profession while remaining grounded in the values of the people of Clearfield County.

Sayers, 31, is seeking the post of District Attorney, promising a strong law-and-order agenda in an office he believes has been too lenient and pleaded down too many cases, contributing to a growth in narcotics and other crimes.

“In 2017, of about 1,200 cases filed in Clearfield County, only four of them went to a jury verdict,” he said. “The rest of them were bargained down.”

As a conservative Republican, Sayers says he is determined to step up enforcement and seek stronger punishment, especially for drug dealers.

Sayers was raised in Clearfield County. His father, Paul Sayers, is a corrections officer, and his mother, Therese Sayers, is a professor in the Nursing Department at Lock Haven University.

Ryan attended Washington & Jefferson College, and while there spent a semester in Rome, Italy, through a joint program with Temple University. After graduation, he returned to Rome to work in the political and economics division of the United States Embassy to the Holy See.

He later attended Duquesne University School of Law and interned for U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab.

Sayers is President of the Clearfield County Bar Association, among the youngest presidents elected in the Commonwealth.

Since returning home, he has been active in the Boy Scouts, serving as solicitor and executive board member to the Bucktail Council, where he also acts as the advisor to the Exploring Program in local school districts. He is also a member of the St. Francis Church choir, the Clearfield Choral Society, and the local community theater (CAST) where he occasionally enjoys spending time on stage.