Founder of the #Walkaway campaign
His original YouTube video about his decision to leave the Democratic Party went viral in May of 2018.
Straka was born and raised in rural Nebraska and now a resident of New York City.
On January 6, 2021, Straka spent 8 minutes on the steps of the Capitol and on January 25 was arrested by the FBI. He plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in October 2021.
In a live video stream in February 2022, Straka recounted his arrest.
Freedom First Initiative, as of February 2022
Personal website: https://www.brandonstraka.com/
Campaign site: https://www.walkawaycampaign.com/