Ryan Howard has spent the last decade helping to improve our community as an award-winning volunteer. He understands the needs of children, families and businesses.

Ryan doesn't just talk the talk but has shown he knows how to walk the walk. We need more people like him in government today.

Local Candidate

Ryan Howard was born and raised in Waterloo, IA, and has lived in the Cedar Valley nearly all his life. He lives in Cedar Falls with his wife, Bruna.

Ryan met his wife, Bruna, while traveling to Brazil for work. After dating LONG distance for over 3 years, Bruna moved to the U.S. to get married with Ryan. 

Bruna became a U.S. Citizen in December 2019!

Photo Courtesy of The Courier

Active Community Member

Ryan has always been an active member of our community. He has received several Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Awards and has been nominated for the Mayors’ Volunteer Award. He was also recognized as the 2018 United Way Volunteer of the Year

Ryan and his wife operate a state-registered in-home Child Care and are registered foster parents.

Howard currently serves the Cedar Valley through youth mentoring, supporting the local child care and mental health coalitions, and serving on the Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors. Ryan is also on his church’s Business Advisory Team.

Ryan always looks for ways to serve people around him and is excited to take his walk-the-walk mentality to the Iowa Capitol. 

Business Savvy

Ryan Howard has worked at John Deere for more than 11 years. 

In his current role, he evaluates new businesses and helps to improve operations and processes at suppliers to John Deere. He understands the struggles that small, medium and large businesses face today.

Ryan is also a small business owner with his wife. He understands what it takes to operate and manage a business in today’s environment.


Ryan and his wife operate a state-registered in-home Child Care and are registered foster parents

Ryan is also a registered provider, but with his full time job at John Deere, Bruna runs the child care day-to-day.

In their child care, they serve and partner with parents of our community and have developed a program based on cutting-edge research to help babies and children reach their full potential

Ryan and Bruna also serve the community as certified foster parents.

Faith in Action

Ryan’s faith is a central value and driving force in his life. It drives everything he does, from his family values and compassion for others, to his work ethic and desire to serve and give back.

Ryan enjoys helping others thrive and he even started a blog and podcast to help people put their faith into action through the work they do every day. His blog and podcast are hosted at YourFaithAtWork.org.

Ryan Howard for Iowa