Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan

-tapped as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate in August 2012
-serving 7th term as Wisconsin congressman
-chairman of House Budget Committee
-perhaps best known for 2010 "Roadmap for America's Future," a deficit-cutting proposal
-worked as congressional aide before running for Congress
-earned a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio
-42-year-old married father of three