William Bryk

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William Bryk (born March 12, 1955) is a lawyer and perennial candidate[1] from Antrim, New Hampshire. Before Bryk left his former residence in Brooklyn, New York, he took advantage of the Constitutional requirement that candidates for U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative live in the state in which they are campaigning by the day of the general election. This allowed Bryk to run in the primaries without ever visiting the state.[2] Bryk generally ran in races that lacked a credible Democratic candidate.[3] Bryk also worked as a contributor for the New York Sun[4] and New York Press. He frequently contributes to Splice Today, edited and published by Russ Smith, former publisher of New York Press.

In March 2016, Bryk moved to Antrim, New Hampshire. He was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Hillsborough County Register of Probate in September 2016. He lost the November 2016 general election to Republican candidate B.J. Perry, who polled 102,032 votes to Bryk's 83,527.[5] In March 2017, he was elected a Library Trustee in the Town of Antrim, polling 281 votes to 2 write-ins. He was admitted to the New Hampshire state and federal bars on June 6, 2017. In March 2018, he was elected a Cemetery Trustee and a member of the Planning Board in the Town of Antrim. He was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Hillsborough County Treasurer in September 2018, polling 27,384 votes to 24 write-in votes for Republican incumbent David G. Fredette and 55 scattering votes. He lost the November 2018 general election to Fredette, who polled 79,706 votes to Bryk's 73,194.


Bachelor of science in economics, Manhattan College, 1977; Juris Doctor, Fordham University School of Law, 1989.[6]


  • In 2018, Bryk lost the election for Hillsborough County Treasurer.
  • In 2018, Bryk was elected Cemetery Trustee and member of the Planning Board at the Antrim Town elections in March.
  • In 2017, Bryk was elected Library Trustee in the Antrim Town elections in March.
  • In 2016, Bryk lost the election for Hillsborough County Register of Probate.[7][8]
  • In 2014, Bryk ran for the US Senate simultaneously in Alaska, Oregon, Wyoming and Idaho, where he received 30.4 percent of the vote, losing in all four races. He also ran for Congress in Indiana but was removed from the ballot.[6][9][10]
  • In 2012, Bryk ran for the Senate in Wyoming and for Congress in Indiana, losing both races.[11][12]
  • In 2010, Bryk ran for the Senate in Idaho and lost.[13]
  • In 2004, Bryk sought the Federalist Party nomination for President of the United States.[14]
  • In 2000, Bryk won the Republican Vice-Presidential Primary in New Hampshire.[15]
  • In 1980, Bryk lost his first election running for Congress in New York.[6]


  1. ^ "The Primaries Project: Six Types of Unlikely Congressional Candidates". Brookings Institution.
  2. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-candidate-loss-article-1.1912606
  3. ^ "Brooklyn's Lazy Carpetbagger Sets His Sights on an Alaska Senate Seat". Daily Beast.
  4. ^ "William Bryk Archive". New York Sun.
  5. ^ http://www.ledgertranscript.com/county-5965383
  6. ^ a b c "For 8th District candidate William Bryk, home is in Brooklyn, N.Y." Evansville Courier Press.
  7. ^ http://www.nashuademocrats.org/candidate-hillsborough-county-register-probate-william-bryk/
  8. ^ http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160711/OPINION04/160719912
  9. ^ "Brooklyn candidate is always at a loss". New York Daily News.
  10. ^ "NY lawyer takes on Begich - without leaving home". Alaska Dispatch News.
  11. ^ "N.Y. resident running again in Wyoming Senate race". Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
  12. ^ "U.S. Senate primaries set". Casper Star Tribune.
  13. ^ "Distance no deterrent for Senate candidate". Spokesman Review.
  14. ^ "His Own Private Idaho". Wall Street Journal.
  15. ^ "William Bryk, Brooklyn Attorney, Running For Senate In Alaska, Idaho, Oregon". Huffington Post.