About Ned

Ned Ryun is the founder and CEO of American Majority, a non-partisan training institute whose mission is to identify and mold the next wave of liberty-minded new leaders, grassroots activists and community leaders. Under Ned’s leadership, American Majority has trained over 37,201 new leaders and activists since January 2008, conducting over 1,000 in-person trainings in 45 different states in an effort to recruit new community leaders.

A former Presidential writer for President George W. Bush and the son of former Olympic medalist and U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS), Ned has appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Fox & Friends,” ABC’s “World News Tonight,” “Intelligence Report with Trish Regan”, and “OutFront with Erin Burnett,” and has been quoted in numerous print publications including Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Politico, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Washington Times.

Ned is also the CEO of Voter Gravity, a national political database technology company. In 2014, its first cycle as a new company, Voter Gravity had nearly 300 clients in 41 states, including the Iowa State House Caucus and multiple Congressional candidates.

Prior to launching American Majority and Voter Gravity, Ned founded and directed Generation Joshua, a civics education program for middle and high school students that reached a membership of nearly 10,000 under his leadership. Ned graduated with Highest Distinction (summa cum laude) from the University of Kansas with degrees in English and History. Together with his father and twin brother, Drew, he authored Heroes Among Us and The Courage to Run.

Ned Ryun resides in Purcellville, Virginia with his wife, Becca, and their four children; Nathaniel, James, Charlotte and Hudson.

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Ned’s Writing and Media Appearances

Op-Ed: Why ‘The Memo’ matters so much – Has our government become weaponized against an opposing political party?

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Democrats have mounted a full-scale partisan attack against the release of a congressional memo that reportedly accuses the FBI of surveillance abuses and political bias in actions that led to the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. According to the Washington Post, the memo “suggests that the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller III’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election were tainted by political bias. It alleges that the FBI, when obtaining a surveillance warrant, relied in some part on a dossier of allegations against then-candidate Donald Trump that was underwritten by the Hillary Clinton…

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Op-Ed: Trump’s State of the Union speech was magnificent

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In his first State of the Union speech, President Trump did exactly what he needed to: He gave a magnificent speech that was nothing short of a home run. At some point the rest of the world is going to realize Trump can give these speeches and hit them out of the park. He took his victory lap, touting the success of the recent tax bill, talking about the three million Americans who have received bonuses from almost 300 companies, and all of that in roughly the first month of the tax bill being enacted. In response to this, and…

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Op-ed: Trump’s triumphant first year in office

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When you have a president who has toiled in the rings of the World Wrestling Federation and on top-rated reality TV, you know the upcoming State of the Union Address will surely have some surprises and some drama. But there also isn’t much mystery about what President Trump’s first State of the Union Address will focus on. Dare I say, winning? The speech will, and should, begin with a triumphant recitation of his first year successes because, by any measurement, it was a very good first year. Between gritted teeth and intermittent wails, even many of his enemies have grudgingly…

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Op-ed: The absurdity of government ‘shutdowns’

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Here we go again. One more time around on the crazy merry-go-round otherwise known as a broken and dysfunctional Washington, D.C. And as usual, in this game of absurd brinkmanship there are accusations, frustrations, misinformation and political games afoot. First of all, government shutdowns aren’t the end of the world. President Ronald Reagan had eight government shutdowns in his terms in office and the nation experienced strong economic growth. Quite frankly, if Republicans really knew how to win a messaging fight, they should shut the government down. When shutdowns take place, all non-essential federal employees are sent home. While there…

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Op-ed: Here’s how Trump can score some wins in 2018

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Although some don’t want to admit it, Donald Trump had a pretty good first year in office. From appointing a conservative judicial rock star in Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, to appointing 12 circuit judges, to rolling back or cutting over 1,500 regulations, to getting a tax bill signed before Christmas, Trump made headway on his agenda despite being hampered by the albatross around his neck, the fake Russia-collusion investigation. Even Politico admitted he was able to have a good year, listing 138 accomplishments by Trump in 2017. But I’m realistic about 2018: Those paragons of political courage…

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