About the PAC

The John Bolton PAC was founded in 2013 to raise the importance of American national security in Federal elections. Protecting our vital individual freedoms at home requires securing America’s interests in a challenging world.

We have a profound obligation to restore Ronald Reagan’s commitment to “peace through strength” by continuing to enhance and upgrade our military capabilities. Moreover, we must sustain the inherent strength of the American economic system by continuing to slash unnecessary and burdensome Federal expenditures and regulations.

We cannot have a strong international presence — politically, diplomatically or militarily — without a vibrant, growing domestic economy. Similarly, we cannot have that expanding economy without a strong presence around the world. The two go hand-in-hand. America must continue to repair the erosion of our military and intelligence capabilities so that we are prepared to deter or, where necessary, confront threats and challenges to our freedoms.

The John Bolton PAC will continue to support candidates who remain committed to building on the progress we have made. We must take advantage of this opportunity in time by electing more Senators and Representatives who support foreign and defense policies and an economic philosophy that center on a free and secure America. Retreating into our shell is not the answer.

In the 2014, 2016 and 2018 election cycles, the John Bolton PAC sought and supported a combined 219 primary and general election candidates for the Senate and House who were committed to restoring strong American economic and national security. In 2020, we will continue to seek strong candidates to build on the successes of the last six years. We seek leaders who believe that America’s continuing presence in the world is good for America, good for our freedoms, good for our economy, and good for our future. We believe that it is not American strength that is provocative, but American weakness. We must refocus our priorities on policies that make us strong so we can remain free. The John Bolton PAC will support candidates determined to reverse the recent policies of decline, retreat, and the mistrust of American exceptionalism.

The John Bolton PAC was organized by former U.S. National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton. Ambassador Bolton has previously served in numerous government positions, including Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. He is also the author of the best-selling books Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad and The Room Where It Happened.


Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.