Ned Ryun

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Ned Ryun
President, American Majority
BirthdayFebruary 28, 1973
Websites 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, or 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.

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.[3] 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.[4] program. Ryun currently sits on the board of the Madison Project.[5]

Authored Books and Projects

Ned Ryun has co-authored two books with his father and twin brother, Drew Ryun. Heroes Among Us[6] was released in 2002 and The Courage to Run[7] was released in 2006.

Media Appearances

Ryun has been featured on Fox News,[8] CNN, Politico, and The Washington Post, among other notable media outlets.[9] He is an occasional front page contributor to,[10] the "most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill."[11] Ryun is also a regular contributor to the American Spectator website.[12]

American Majority

American Majority logo

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.

Wisconsin Protests

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.[13]

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