Jeremy Ryan

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Jeremy Ryan
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 1
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 12, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Jeremy Ryan was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin.[1] Although he is listed as a Republican candidate, "Ryan and his fellow protesters routinely follow Republican lawmakers around taunting them," according to JS Online.[2]

He was a 2012 Independent candidate for District 76 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Ryan is known around the state capitol as a professional protester and political provocateur. He is the executive director of Defending Wisconsin Political Action Committee, a PAC that was involved with the 2012 recall attempt against Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch and J.B. Van Hollen.



See also: Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Ryan ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. He sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Ryan ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 76. He ran unopposed in the Independent primary on August 14, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Ryan's name did not appear on the official candidate list.[4]


"Jeremy Ryan For 76th Assembly."

Civil disobedience

The following quotes are taken from a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article written in June 2011:

  • "Since February 2011, Ryan has been arrested nine times and has been issued 15 citations totaling $3,604.50 for protesting and disrupting events at the Capitol."[2]
  • "He [Ryan] is one of a group of demonstrators who has decided civil disobedience is the best route to dispute the actions of the Legislature. Ryan and his fellow protesters routinely follow Republican lawmakers around taunting them."[2]

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