Meet the Team

The Conscience of the Republican Party

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.

John Dennis


John Dennis was born in Jersey City, N.J., and currently resides in San Francisco. He earned a bachelor's from Fordham University. Dennis is a real estate investor. He is the CEO and founder of San Francisco-based Foundation Real Estate, which he started in 2001. He was also a partner in the ergonomics design firm Humanscale. Dennis and his wife, Heather, have a daughter. A self-styled "Ron Paul Republican," Dennis supports legalizing marijuana, opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supports gay marriage - positions he hopes will help him win over independent voters. He also calls for dramatically reducing federal spending and shrinking the government's role domestically and overseas. He advocates phasing out the income tax, repealing the Patriot Act and auditing the Federal Reserve. He made national headlines in 2010 with an online ad featuring a Pelosi look-alike as the Wicked Witch of the West from "The Wizard of Oz." In the spot, Dennis ultimately defeats Pelosi by dousing her with water from a bucket labeled "Freedom."

Matt Nye


Matt Nye is an innovative entrepreneur and political activist with 25 years of diversified experience in technology and communications. Nye founded the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida (RLCCEF) in 2008, organized the Brevard Tea Parties in 2009 and currently serves as the National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus. Nye is a frequently sought expert on subjects like taxes, regulation, waste, fraud, abuse and transparency.

Ben Beckhart

Vice Chair

Jessico Bowman