Hi, I'm Will Hurd

I’ve undertaken covert CIA missions overseas, helped cutting-edge technology companies, and challenged the political status quo as a candidate for President.

Here, I share common sense takes on national security, technology, and current events; I also let you into my world of ‘Americana’ – like that little-known BBQ spot or the best national parks.

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I believe in the American dream. I believe our best days are ahead of us, and I believe we are better together because way more unites us than divides us.

Congressman Will Hurd

2024 Presidential Campaign

When I stepped into the 2024 presidential race, I did so to provide common-sense leadership in these complicated times. I was inspired by a vision of a future where we boldly confront the generational challenges in foreign policy, technology, and politics, charting a course towards unprecedented triumphs and successes.

The race for president didn’t end with me in the Oval Office, but it was marked by an incredible outpouring of support.

Over 50,000 donations came in from people who believed in what we stood for – each one a vote of trust in our vision for America’s road ahead.

Each donation represented a brick in the foundation of a movement that transcends a single election cycle – a movement based on unity, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to America’s enduring ideals.

We may not have won, but we built a community united by hope and determination.

And that’s a victory in itself.

While our aim was to secure the presidency, what we achieved is equally momentous: a united chorus advocating for progress and an unwavering commitment to positively shape the future.

Now, the work goes on, bolstered by a community ready to champion the values we hold dear.

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The Future of America: A Common-Sense Vision

As we stand at the crossroads of American history, the soul of our country is under attack. We are facing generational defining challenges that will shape the trajectory of the future of America.

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American Reboot

An Idealist's Guide to Getting Big Things Done

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About the book

Rep. Will Hurd draws on his unique experiences in back alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of international businesses, and the halls of Congress to lay out a detailed plan to “reboot America,” offering a fresh start to a country mired in political divides and internal strife. Expand the description

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Will Hurd tells a great story about his life and his experiences in the CIA, private business, and as a Congressman. The book also serves as a playbook for like minded Republicans that want to transform the party from the extremes of Trump back to a solutions based party that actually gets things done.

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This is one of the best books I have ever read. Part personal story, part political analysis, but mainly just common sense thinking and analysis of solutions to problems. Will Hurd is an amazing writer and person and I expect to see him do great things in the future.

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This was a great read. As someone who tends to identify as an Independent or moderate, I thought Mr. Hurd made some great points and offered thoughtful solutions. I hope he considers a run for political office again, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.

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A life long Republican I had lost hope that I would ever vote Republican again after the extremist views have taken over the party over the last 6 years. This book covered all my values & concerns in a nuanced way that the majority of politicians today seem incapable of doing.

Rep. Will Hurd has the biography and the charisma and the God-given political chops to put the Republican Party — and the rest of the country — on notice.
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CIA > Cybersecurity > Congress > AI

For over two decades, my commitment to national security has been unwavering. As an undercover officer in the CIA, for 10 years I faced off against threats in dangerous places and in high-stakes situations and even learned how to play the piano and picked up Urdu.

Recognizing the coming digital revolution, for 4 years in the private sector I helped build a cybersecurity firm, arming businesses against looming digital threats and got to meet the amazing woman who would become my wife.

During my 6 years in Congress, I had the privilege of representing the interests of my constituents and my home state of Texas, fervently debating the most important security issues facing our nation and got to eat in some of the best greasy spoons and toured many national parks.

For 2 years in investment banking, I helped companies on the cutting edge of technologies that will determine whether or not this century stays the American century.


My mission?

Protecting our nation’s integrity, both in the physical and virtual realms, all while remembering to appreciate life’s simple pleasures by recognizing I am lucky to have been born in the greatest country ever.

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Blocked by most Chinese Diplomats


Sanctioned by Vladimir Putin

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We Are At The Beginning Of The 4th Industrial Revolution

Power competition with China is happening at a time when technological change is affecting all domains of conflict – land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace.

Compare it to a soldier in battle who has an inferior firearm and either doesn’t know how to use it, or it doesn’t work the way they think it will. In this scenario, that soldier is unable to fight effectively.

We must achieve technical fitness for a cyber war we are already fighting – a war where the winner will control the world.

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We must be prepared to take advantage of technology before it takes advantage of us.

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Securing America’s Northern Border is a Matter of National Security

Will's op-ed in the The NH Journal about migration and border control.

What the GOP should be talking about instead of Trump

Discussing the issues being ignored while we debate the indictment on CNN This Morning.

Analyzing the Newest Trump Indictment

Discussing the case against Donald Trump with Jake Tapper.

Photo: The Norwegian company 1X Technologies expects to launch its Neo robot (left) in 2023. The American robotics company Figure is working on its Figure 01 humanoid robot (right) - 1X Technologies/Figure
Where does Will stand?

Will Robots Take My Job?

Artificial Intelligence and robotics are rapidly evolving industries and technologies, raising the question: “Will robots take my job?” I’ve explored this question for almost a decade.

Artificial Intelligence and robotics are rapidly evolving industries and technologies, raising the question: “Will robots take my job?” I’ve explored this question for almost a decade.

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America has become an exceptional nation not because of what we have taken but because of what we have given.

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New Cold War Between U.S. and China Explained
Will's op-ed in the The NH Journal about migration and border control.
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About Will

Will Hurd has spent the past 20 years on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation, in the Middle East, Congress, and the highest levels of business and tech.

Will has spent his life fighting for our country, and he will take those decades of experience with him as he fights for all us.

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I dream of an America where we have the smartest kids in the world. Every child in the U.S., regardless of location or age, should have access to a safe, world-class education.


The choice we face

In every decision we make, we stand at a crossroads. The path of division and quick fixes is well-trodden, but it’s time we consider a different route – one paved with unity and foresight.

Imagine an America where common sense prevails, where policies are crafted with the people’s best interests at heart, and our collective strengths are the foundation of national progress.

This is more than a possibility. It’s a choice we can make right now. By coming together, we have the power to foster a nation that champions innovation, inclusivity, and integrity.

What do we agree on?

Believe it’s important to protect free speech
Believe college education is important for success
Support the development of alternative energy sources
Believe it is essential to maintain Social Security
Support background checks for all gun buyers
Believe that LGBTQ+ individuals should have equal rights
Say it is important for the country to do more regarding race inequality
Are unhappy with the current US economy
Believe the federal government doesn't share enough information
Are concerned about pollution of drinking water
Believe the nation's infrastructure is in need of major repairs
Believe that access to affordable housing is a problem
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The future of the GOP

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The most interesting man in Congress

Allegheny College

Prize for Civility in Public Life


Blocked by the most Chinese Diplomats


Sanctioned by Vladimir Putin

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What’s a modern republican look like?

We’re a nation full of people with these values. If this describes you, you might be a modern Republican.

Respectful and Polite

Strong old school manners. You respect others, and say "please" and "thank you"


You give someone a fair shot


You're ready to put yourself in the shoes of someone else.


No matter street smarts or book smarts, you understand an education is important

Family Values

You put your family above everything and do everything you can to succeed


You take responsibility for your actions and believe in personal responsibility


You help others and you're always quick to smile


You don't let a little hardship get in your way


You know that we're better together and you are ready to help
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