About A Miner Detail

A Miner Detail is an independent, nonpartisan Maryland politics blog, founded by Ryan Miner in April 2015. 

What Does A Miner Detail Cover? 

This Maryland politics blog features political commentary, political opinion, and sometimes, political satire! 

About Ryan Miner

Ryan Miner is A Miner Detail’s Editor, Publisher, and Founder.

In addition, Ryan is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.


A Hagerstown, Maryland native, Ryan Miner is a blogger, reporter, podcaster, husband, dad, and cat enthusiast.

A Miner Detail is a hobby for Ryan, a labor of love, and a passion for sharing valuable political news to help Marylanders make informed decisions at the ballot box.


Ryan is a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Duquesne University in 2008 and later an MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Ryan Miner’s Professional Career 

Ryan is a marketing, business development, communications, and senior care professional.

Visit Ryan’s LinkedIn page to learn more about his professional career and work experience.

Associations & Advocacy 

Ryan is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men’s fraternity and is active with the fraternity’s alumni association.

In 2014, Ryan was inducted into Rotary International.

He’s a former Boy Scout and an Alzheimer’s and mental health advocate.

Ryan’s Family 

Ryan is married to Kimberly Large Miner, with whom he parents two wonderful children – Josh and Paige.

The Miner family resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland, alongside their rescue fur beasts, Mitt, Lucy, and Jackson.


What News Does A Miner Detail Cover?

  • The Maryland General Assembly;
  • Political gossip and gritty politics
  • The Hogan Administration;
  • Political campaigns;
  • Municipal, state, and federal elections;
  • Business and economic stories;
  • Education;
  • Municipal and county governments;
  • Transportation and infracture

In Memory Of 

A Miner Detail is dedicated to Ryan’s late grandfather, Carroll Richard Donbosco Hann, who passed away on December 22, 2020.

Ryan’s grandfather, “Pap,” never missed a day reading the local newspaper.

Carroll Richard Hann is Ryan Miner's late grandfather