Executive Director, Take Back Our Republic
John Pudner is executive director of Take Back Our Republic. He managed political campaigns for almost three decades, including jump-starting the campaign of Dave Brat, who would ultimately unseat US majority leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 primary, and helping defeat a 32-year incumbent state senator in Alabama’s general election that same year. Pudner won three out of four races in which he was involved, focusing on outsmarting rather than outspending. His political work stretched throughout his career as founder of Concentric Direct LLC, director of external affairs for ALFA, and vice president of national grassroots affairs for McGuire Woods Consulting.