ABout ian bayne

25 years of politics, business, and media


Ian Bayne is a resident of Pahrump and a former candidate for Nye County Clerk in the 2022 Republican primary, receiving 40% of the vote.

Ian has been a real estate appraiser while simultaneously working as a political strategist and in talk radio and media for over 20 years, and hold a J.D. in law.
Politics was his first career choice in 1998 at the age of twenty-five, and by 2001 had built a 950-member political action committee as founding chairman that was chartered by the Massachusetts Republican Party to promote candidates and party positions in the media.
Just a year later, Ian was appointed to the Romney 2002 campaign and found himself leading the effort for future presidential candidate Mitt Romney to secure the 2002 Republican nomination for governor of Massachusetts.
Throughout his early career, Ian created relationships with donors by standing up for constitutional values and against political corruption. Among his financial supporters were Albert Merck of Merck, Ted Cutler of Sands Corporation, Ben Cammarata of TJX, and Lovett Peters of the Pioneer Institute.
As a morning radio political talk show host in Illinois, Ian led his market in ratings, beating Levin, Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh in key demographics. A 2016 personal endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz led to Cruz defeating Trump in his listening area, even after Trump personally visited the area.
A passionate defender of the constitution and for freedom, Ian led movements like a 2001 bipartisan effort to stop a law that would allow for primary enforcement of seat belts in Massachusetts, a 2004 special election to stop a trash tax in Natick Massachusetts, and forming No Mask Nevada PAC in 2020 to protest the mandatory mask mandate.

Ian is a Christian and always personally holds biblical values to the most importance. He has been married to Carolyn since 2011.

Small Business Owner
Ian started a residential valuation company out of a partner’s kitchen that earned over $700,000 in revenue for its first year. In 2012, he started a private detective agency that handled ‘hard to serve’ process service.
Republican candidate for Nye County Clerk, receiving 40% of the vote, 2022. Ian also managed several Nye County elections, with both candidates winning Republican primaries. He founded No Mask Nevada PAC in 2020.

In Illinois, Ian was active while on the radio in Bloomington, Illinois, helping his friend Mike Flynn (the original editor of Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com) in a congressional race in 2015 and others.

In Massachusetts, Ian was very active with dozens of campaigns from local races to U.S. senate and governor. He was the chairman of a Massachusetts Republican Party chartered PAC from 1998-2002, appointed as county coordinator to Romney for Governor 2002, and was communications director for Robinson for U.S. Senate in 2000. Ian also assisted in an effort to unionize the Charles Hotel in 1999, helping the Laborer’s Union (LIUNA).
Ian was a morning talk show host on WWHP Newstalk 98.3 FM, Champaign-Bloomington Illinois, from 2015-2016 and morning talk show host on WRPW Cities 92.9 FM, Champaign-Bloomington Illinois, from 2014-2015. He was a writer & contributor for BizPac Review, Conservative Tribune, and ClashDaily from 2014-2016. Ian was also a member of SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) – (now SAG/AFTRA).
Ian served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve in a combat engineer battalion, as well as a training division and JAG unit.