Jonathan Bydlak, President
A pioneer in the field of political fundraising, Jonathan got his start in politics as director of fundraising on Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign, where he oversaw a fundraising operation that raised more than $35 million, the majority of which was online via the application of social media. With a background in economics, Jonathan founded the Institute for Spending Reform in 2012 to spread awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policy and balanced budgets. A former hedge fund investment analyst, he is originally from Massachusetts and holds an A.B. in economics with minors in finance and political economy from Princeton University.
Rebekah Bydlak, Executive Director
A longtime political activist and organizer, Rebekah earned her master’s degree in political science and public administration from the University of West Florida before beginning full-time work for the Institute. She manages organizational development and strategy, as well as serving as spokesperson for the Institute, overseeing programs, and managing daily written communications.
Jonathan Wren, Special Projects Director
Jonathan earned his BA in economics with a minor in history from James Madison University in 2015. He hopes to apply a small-government philosophy to the political realm during his time with the Institute to Reduce Spending, where he assists with original research projects and writes about and researches current events for the Institute. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on the English soccer team West Ham United and attending Baltimore Ravens games.
Jake Grant, Outreach Director
Jake joins the Institute from San Diego State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has been involved with various political organizations over the years and is an energetic advocate for spending reform. Outside of the office, he enjoys golfing and following whatever sport is in season.