Jeremy Ryan (Republican) was a candidate for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Ryan lost the primary on August 14, 2018.
Ryan was previously a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin. Although he ran as a Republican candidate, "Ryan and his fellow protesters routinely follow Republican lawmakers around taunting them," according to JS Online. Ryan was defeated by incumbent Paul Ryan in the Republican primary.
He was also a 2012 Independent candidate for District 76 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Ryan is known around the state capitol as a professional protester and political provocateur. He is the executive director of Defending Wisconsin Political Action Committee, a PAC that was involved with the 2012 recall attempt against Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch and J.B. Van Hollen.