Conservative author runs for District 24 seat

Ryan Chamberlin, candidate for District 24 Florida House of Representatives

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Posted December 14, 2022 | Political activist tries for elective office for the second time.

Conservative political activist and author Ryan Chamberlin has announced his second attempt to win elective office, this time a seat in the Florida House of Representatives. He is hoping to win a special election to fill the District 24 seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Rep. Joe Harding.

Harding, a 35-year-old Ocala Republican, recently resigned from the position after being indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts in connection with allegations he defrauded a pandemic-related small business loan program.

Chamberlin’s first candidacy ended when he lost the Republican primary for Florida’s 3rd Congressional district in 2020, but he’s hoping his campaign message is better received by Marion County two years later.

Chamberlin is the co-founder and CEO of True Patriot Network, an invitation-only social media platform that prioritizes conservative values. He advertises TPN as a Facebook alternative that is entirely pro-family, pro-faith, pro-free speech and pro-free enterprise.

Chamberlin could not be reached for comment. According to his campaign literature, his platform for the District 24 seat focuses on a promise to advocate for the protection of the Second Amendment, pro-life legislation, parental rights and freedoms, tax reform and more aggressive U.S. border control.

One of Chamberlin’s video ads from his first run in 2020, ended with him knotting his tie and saying, “And they (liberals) think every one of us is carrying a gun.” Chamberlin’s wife then entered the video, and says, “Here’s you gun, honey,” as she hands him a pistol, to which he adds, “I don’t know why.”

Chamberlin has also authored five books about values-based business practices and how to become a successful business owner. He also hosts a podcast titled “Now You Know” on the same subject, and frequently gives keynote speeches about entrepreneurship and politics, most notably with TEDx.

He is also an active member of his church and the conservative social media scene. Like his opponent in the race, Jose Juarez, Chamberlin holds similar values as Gov. Ron DeSantis, but with much more religious zeal prevalent in his politics.



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