Jim Ryun

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Biography

Jim Ryun is a former Congressman from Kansas's Second District. Before Congress, Ryun owned and operated Jim Ryun Sports Inc., a public relations company. He is perhaps most famous as a runner, having set, in 1965, the male high school record for the mile, of 3:55.3, which stood for 36 years.

He has been implicated in the Jack Abramoff scandal. He was defeated by Nancy Boyda in 2006, see Kansas U.S. House election, 2006.

Committees

  • Armed Services
  • Budget
  • Financial Services

2002 Election cycle

  • Jim Ryun (R): 127,477
  • Dan Lykins (D): 79,160
  • Art Clack (L): 4,340

2004 Election cycle

  • Jim Ryun (R): 162,134, 56%
  • Nancy Boyda (D): 119,057, 41%
  • Dennis Hawver (LB): 7,391, 3%

2006 Election cycle

  • Jim Ryun (R): 47%
  • Nancy Boyda (D): 51%

External links

  • cw
  • Congressional web site
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