|President, American Majority|
|Birthday||February 28, 1973|
|AmericanMajority.org Personal website|
Ryun is the editor of NedRyun.com, 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.
Education and Background
Ryun graduated co-valedictorian from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, a public research university in Lawrence, Kansas, from 1996 to 2000. Ryun graduated with highest distinction in English and History. While there, Ryun also ran on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
Ryun, the son of former U.S. Congressman Jim Ryun, was a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the co-founder and former director of Generation Joshua. program. Ryun currently sits on the board of the Madison Project.
Authored Books and Projects
Ryun has been featured on Fox News, CNN, Politico, and The Washington Post, among other notable media outlets. He is an occasional front page contributor to RedState.com, the "most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill." Ryun is also a regular contributor to the American Spectator website.
In 2008, Ned Ryun founded American Majority, Inc., an organization devoted to identifying and training 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.
Ryun and American Majority gained unprecedented national notoriety during the 2011 Wisconsin protests over the state's 2011 budget. While predominantly liberal protestors 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. Ryun, after speaking to an audience estimated at ten thousand, appeared on "Fox and Friends" on the FoxNews channel.
- ↑ American Majority
- ↑ American Spectator, "After the Tea Parties"
- ↑ Ned, Ryun. "Ned Ryun, President at American Majority". LinkedIn. http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=29444990&authToken=2LJB&authType=name. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
- ↑ Generation Joshua
- ↑ Madison Project
- ↑ Heroes Among Us on Amazon.com.
- ↑ The Courage to Run on Amazon.com.
- ↑ Ned Ryun on Fox News
- ↑ American Majority Newsroom
- ↑ Ned Ryun's author page on RedState.com
- ↑ RedState.com "About" page
- ↑ The American Spectator
- ↑ Ned Ryun on "Fox and Friends"