About Ryan

Ryan Trout is a Democrat running for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 3A. He is a father of two, a homeowner, and a community advocate. Ryan lives in downtown Frederick and is committed to helping working families obtain access to housing, employment, health, affordable food, healthcare, and a quality education.

“As a father, a volunteer, and a leader, I have learned that good health, a quality education, and financial stability are the foundations of a successful life.”

Ryan's foundation

Ryan grew up in a working class family. His dad served 20 years in the US Army and his mom worked odd jobs to make ends meet. His upbringing taught him the value of hard work and the value serving the community. Ryan worked his way through school in his family’s local restaurant. First, while attending Catoctin High School and later, while completing his degree at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Ryan in Frederick

For nearly 10 years Ryan has worked with policymakers and service providers across Frederick to improve the lives of working families.  He served on the board of directors at the United Way of Frederick County, as the chairman of the Frederick County Affordable Housing Council, and worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, promoting opportunities for residents to thrive in Frederick. For the past five years he has volunteered with a youth leadership development program. Ryan fundamentally believes that thoughtful, progressive public policy can improve and enhance the lives of Frederick’s working families and provide security and stability to our community.