Ryan Lo'Ree was born and raised in Flint, Michigan by his single mother. He is the oldest of his four siblings. He attended Kearsley Schools and later graduated from Glen Mills Schools in Pennsylvania. He lives in Swartz Creek/Mundy Twp with his wife and their 6 children. He is a former U.S. Army Veteran, who has served in multiple areas around the world. He is from a family of nurses, factory workers, iron workers, as well as being a former UAW Member himself.

Growing up in poverty, like most people in Flint, his family struggled. Ryan didn’t have the option of working at GM straight out high school, due to the accelerated decline of the working class on behalf of NAFTA. Like most kids growing up in Flint, Ryan became a statistic. Due to bad policy adopted in Genesee County, as a juvenile, he was adopted into the early stages of the school to prison pipeline.

Knowing what kind kind of struggles he would endure back at home, he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfathers, and enlisted in the U.S. Army. After returning home from the military, Ryan soon realized that what he was fighting for, was nothing more than an illusion of democracy and a fascist, oppressive system. He then made it his mission to make true democracy and freedom a reality. Ryan believes that true democracy and freedom comes from classic unionism. In December 2012, Ryan marched with thousands of his working class comrades at the historic Right-To-Work protest in Lansing to save unionism. Since then, his passion to fight for the working class became an everyday reality.

Ryan has been a community organizer for over 10 years. The approach to organizing in his community is multifaceted. He founded Team Revelation, a community outreach program for troubled and at-risk youth. He has organized multiple anti-racist, anti-bullying and anti-violence events. He has also organized events to support unions, marijuana legalization, water rights, seniors/veterans rights, and many more. Regardless of the issue, Ryan continues to fight for the people.

Additionally, Ryan went to Standing Rock, where he stood in solidarity with thousands of Military Veterans in support of the Souix Tribe’s attempt to halt the harmful construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. On top of his other sacrifices, Ryan dispatched with a rescue team to assist in recovery efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Ryan, along with many others, are working side by side and fighting at the local and state level governments to restore clean drinking water to Flint. He is very passionate about working towards a solution to the Flint water crisis, bringing in jobs through renewable energy sources and advocating for Medical Marijuana patients and their families. Genesee County politics has failed us and it's time we restore politics to the people and restore true democracy. We thank you for all of your support and Ryan looks forward to being your District 8 Genesee County Commissioner.


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    “Ryan LoRee is a man who has proven to all of us that it is possible to overcome any obstacles that have come your way. Changes are not permanent, but change is and his values reflect the kinds of changes we need to see. His representation in our state legislative branch would be just the beginning for the kind of revolution this state and this entire country need to see. I endorse Ryan LoRee for Michigan State House.”

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    “Ryan LoRee is a man who truly has compassion for his community and a genuine understanding of their values and concerns. We can count on him to represent us with sincerity and conviction!”

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    “Ryan LoRee is a man who has proven to all of us that it is possible to overcome any obstacles that have come your way. Changes are not permanent, but change is and his values reflect the kinds of changes we need to see. His representation in our state legislative branch would be just the beginning for the kind of revolution this state and this entire country need to see. I endorse Ryan LoRee for Michigan State House.”