John Pudner – Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic
John Pudner is a conservative activist who is on a mission to reform our political system. He believes money has corrupted our elections and is working to empower small donors in the age of Citizens United.
He is a former political strategist who helped jump-start the campaign of Dave Brat, who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset. He is currently executive director of Take Back Our Republic.
Early Life and Education
John Pudner grew up in a three-bedroom house in inner city Richmond, Virginia. He attended a conservative, Catholic high school and was the oldest of nine children.
He managed political campaigns for almost three decades, focusing on outsmarting rather than outspending opponents. He jump-started the campaign of Dave Brat who would ultimately unseat US Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 primary and helped defeat a 32-year incumbent state senator in Alabama’s general election that same year.
Now, he is launching Take Back Our Republic, a group that aims to curb the influence of money in politics. Pudner believes that today’s system is inherently flawed and needs to be changed. He hopes to accomplish this by reforming how the government operates, including empowering small donors and increasing citizen participation.
John Pudner has been a professional political strategist for almost three decades. He managed a number of high profile campaigns, including jumping-starting the campaign of Dave Brat in the 2014 primary. He also helped defeat a 32-year incumbent state senator in Alabama’s general election that same year.
A statistician at heart, Pudner has an uncanny ability to take large quantities of raw data and present it in an understandable format. He is an expert in calculating statistics, analyzing market trends and devising effective strategies to turn out voters. He is a conservative activist who believes that the current political system is broken and needs to be revamped. He has a vision for a system that will empower small donors and increase voter participation. If you’re interested in booking John Pudner for a speaking engagement, entertainer appearance or corporate event, contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent today!
Achievements and Honors
Having managed political campaigns for more than three decades, it is no surprise that John Pudner has seen his share of a$$$. While on the topic of politicking, Pudner has a knack for getting the better end of the bargains. Having found that the best way to pay the bills is to be honest with each other, Pudner and his crew have a no holds barred policy on everything from campaign strategy to staffing and budgeting.
John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, is a conservative political strategist who aims to reduce the influence of money in politics. He has managed campaigns for almost three decades, and says he’s won most of them by outsmarting rather than outspending the opposition.
He’s also a staunch supporter of President Trump, and has been working to build GOP support for campaign finance reform. That work has put him at odds with some in the Republican Party.
As the oldest of 9 children growing up in a 3 bedroom house in inner city Richmond, VA, John learned at a young age the importance of timing, negotiating and diplomacy. Those early lessons served him well on the national political scene when, in 2014, he jump-started the campaign of Dave Brat, who ultimately unseat U.S. Majority Leader Eric Cantor in what Fox News called one of the biggest upsets in American history.
John Pudner is a conservative political activist who seeks to reduce the influence of big money on politics. He’s been managing campaigns for nearly three decades and has won most of them by outsmarting rather than outspending his opponents. He crafted Dave Brat’s upset victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 primary and helped defeat a 32-year incumbent state senator in Alabama’s general election that year.
He’s a leader in the fight to reform the system, and he’s seen firsthand how it’s broken. He recently testified before the Federal Election Commission, demanding that Facebook disclose who is paying for its political ads. His testimony led to an unprecedented unanimous decision by the agency. He is the president of Take Back Our Republic Action Fund, a group that advocates for conservative solutions to campaign finance reform.