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: 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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Op-ed: Mueller has a partisan pack of wolves and an illegitimate investigation

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It seems every day we’re finding out more about the partisan and conflicted nature of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Some of the conflicts have been known for months. But others, such as the actions of some FBI investigators on the independent counsel’s team, are just coming to light and further call into question the objectivity and non-partisanship, and therefore the legitimacy of the investigation. The texts between Peter Strzok and his alleged mistress, Lisa Page, from which we’ve learned their general loathing of President Trump, are perhaps the most troubling. The questions now being raised as to what they meant by an “insurance plan” should…

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Op-ed: The truth (and good news) about Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama

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Roy Moore, the Republican defeated Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, turned out to be a deeply flawed candidate and one who traditional Republican voters – including people of faith and suburban men and women – could neither muster enthusiasm for nor support. Moore had a well-established track record for controversy, low approval numbers in polls and was portrayed in the media as a dirty old man at best and a pedophile at worst. So his election loss should not come as a big surprise. If there is any small comfort to be found in Tuesday night’s results,…

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