Ryan A. Silvey
Chairman Ryan A. Silvey was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission by Governor Eric Greitens on January 2, 2018. He was unanimously confirmed by the Missouri State Senate on January 4, 2018. Silvey was appointed Chairman by Governor Michael Parson on September 17, 2018.
Prior to his appointment to the Public Service Commission, Chairman Silvey was a Missouri State Senator, serving the 17th Senatorial District since January 2013. The 17th District is located in the Southwest corner of Clay County, and includes parts of Kansas City, Gladstone, Oaks, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oakview, Liberty, Glenaire, Pleasant Valley, Claycomo, North Kansas City, Avondale, Randolph and Birmingham.
While in the Senate, Silvey served as the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, which handled legislation regarding utility regulation. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight. Additionally, he served as a member on the Committee for Veterans’ Affairs and Health, the Joint Committee on Legislative Research and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Furthermore, he was the Senate Representative on the Missouri Technology Corporation board.
As an 8th generation Missourian, Chairman Silvey was raised in Clay County, where he attended Meadowbrook Elementary, Antioch Middle and Oak Park High Schools. After graduating from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, Chairman Silvey became an advisor to U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond on issues such as Science, Technology, Space Policy and National Defense, where he held a Top Secret security clearance.
Before winning election to two terms in the State Senate, Chairman Silvey served four terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, from 2005 through 2012. During that time he was Chairman of the Appropriations General Administration Committee, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Small Business Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
In 2011, Silvey became Chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, making him the youngest Legislative Budget Chairman in the nation. Serving as Budget Chairman in 2011 and 2012, Chairman Silvey guided the state through the “Great Recession” by balancing Missouri’s budget without raising taxes. Under his leadership, Missouri remained one of just seven states to boast a AAA bond rating.
Chairman Silvey resides in Kansas City with his wife, Angela, and their two daughters, Taylor Mansker, and Kally Silvey. They attend Fellowship of Grace Church where Ryan plays acoustic guitar in the music ministry.