Ned Ryun

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Ned Ryun
President, American Majority
Date of birthFebruary 28, 1973
Personal website

Ned Ryun is the President of American Majority[1], an organization that identifies and trains limited government candidates and activists who will become involved in local government, school district governance and state legislatures.[2]

Ryun is the editor of, a website on which he publishes two podcast series on American Revolutionary War history and the drafting of the Constitution. He is married to Becca Parker Ryun, has four children and lives in Purcellville, Virginia.

Prior to founding American Majority, Ned was the co-founder and former director of the Generation Joshua program. Ned earned degrees in English and History from the University of Kansas and has co-authored Heroes Among Us and The Courage to Run with his father and his twin brother, Drew.[3]

American Majority

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In 2008, Ned Ryun founded American Majority, Inc., an organization that identifies and trains grassroots candidates for state and local elections. He currently serves as the group's president. American Majority is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization.

Wisconsin Protests

Ryun and American Majority gained unprecedented national notoriety during the 2011 Wisconsin protests over the state's 2011 budget. While predominantly liberal protesters and members of Wisconsin labor unions filled the Wisconsin State Capitol demanding that the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill be defeated, Ryun and other organizations affiliated with the Tea Party organized a February 20th counter-rally to support Wisconsin governor Scott Walker outside of the state capitol building. Speaking alongside Ryun were Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, novelist Brad Thor and others.[4]

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