Meet Ryan

Ryan Cade is a proud fourth generation Brazoria County native and the oldest of three children. He got his start at Brazoswood High School and graduated from the University of Louisiana. While there, he played football for the Rajun Cajuns and graduated with a General Business Degree.

After graduation Ryan moved back home to Brazoria County and got his start as an insurance agent for State Farm Insurance in Angleton. He successfully ran and expanded his insurance business for sixteen years but needed a change. Ryan founded a construction company that quickly grew to be involved in several development projects around Brazoria County, and is still in operation today. Ever the entrepreneur, Ryan saw an opportunity in 2012 to get into the Wagyu ranching business, and R-C Ranch Craft Beef has been growing and evolving ever since.

In an effort to give back to the community that had blessed him and his businesses with such immense success, Ryan decided to get involved with local politics. In 2014, he ran and was successfully elected to serve as Brazoria County’s Commissioner for Precinct 2, and was re-elected for another four year term in 2018.

Ryan carried that same drive and dedication that made him successful in business with him as he entered office as our Brazoria County Commissioner, where he is fully committed to ensuring the residents of Precinct 2 are well represented. He has drawn on the skills he developed as a small business owner in commercial construction planning, project management, regulatory and permitting issues, utilities, and finance, as well as, the day to day challenges of budgets, contracts and payrolls to help him make sound business decisions for the county. He is committed to making prudent spending decisions and improving the efficiency of operations of our county government. Ryan believes this will allow us the lowest possible tax rate for the property owners of Brazoria County while maintaining the quality of life we enjoy.

Ryan actively volunteers his time and is on the board of several local community outreach organizations. He and his wife, Kelli, have been married for 19 years.  They live in Bailey’s Prairie where they are introducing their three children, Reagan, Miller and Logan, to the ranching business.