Dr. Lin is the Founder and Host of the fastest growing groundbreaking talk show in NJ which aired weekly on one of NYC’s biggest radio stations, Salem Radio via AM 970. On his show, Dr. Lin interviews the biggest names in politics, news, society and culture. Check out Dr. Lin here every Sunday night at 8 PM!
Dr. Ronald Joseph Lin was born on December 21, 1981 in Hoboken, NJ. His parents immigrated from Taiwan in 1980 in search of the American Dream. His father was a master's student at Stevens Institute of Technology and his mother was a homemaker. In 1987, his mother gave birth to Ronald's younger brother, George.
Ronald's parents decided there was no better way to honor their new adopted homeland by naming their first born child after the nation's President at the time, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Ronald's parents, like most traditional Asians then and now, tend to lean towards conservative values like self reliance and hard work.
Ronald is a life long Bergen County resident having gone to elementary school, middle school and high school in Fair Lawn. Ronald is a graduate of Brandeis University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. At Brandeis, Ronald double majored in Political Science and Economics while minoring in Philosophy.
Ronald holds the unique distinction of being the first and only American in history to have obtained both the LL.M. (Master of Laws) and S.J.D. (Doctorate of Legal Science) degrees from Zhejiang University’s prestigious law school where his dissertation focused on International and Comparative Law.
For the past several years, Ronald served as an Adjunct and Visiting Professor at a number of prestigious universities in Asia where he taught a wide range of college and graduate level courses on American law and politics as well as East Asian history, contemporary social issues and business related courses.
Apart from teaching and lecturing, Ronald's research and writings have been published in a number of highly indexed international academic journals. Although no longer in Asia, Dr. Lin still lectures remotely at a number of universities abroad.
Before entering academia, Ronald worked as a Legal and Compliance Manager for a private equity firm and also held positions at some of the largest multinational financial institutions and insurance companies in New York City.
While at Brandeis University, Ronald interned and worked extensively and in a variety of positions in government on the county, state and federal levels within the offices of the County Executive, a U.S. Congressman, a U.S. Senator and Governor. During this time, Ronald was also intimately involved in the election campaigns of several candidates and politicians and served as the Director of Campaign Operations for a New Jersey State Assembly campaign.
Ronald is also the Founder and Host of "Real Talk With Ronnie", a political podcast where Ronald sits down for exclusive interviews with up and coming political figures in New Jersey and beyond! In the past, Ronald has sat down with notable figures such as Jack Ciattarelli, Frank Pallotta and Bridget Kelly. RTWR is aired live every Sunday night at 8 PM. To check out RTWR, click on the button below!
Despite the many roles Ronald has had so far, the title and role he relishes the most is that of husband and father. Ronald is the proud father of two young boys.
Ronald's desire to see his boys thrive and prosper in a strong Bergen County prompted him to run for public office.
Ronald ran for Bergen County Commissioner in 2021 and 2022 where he garnered the official party nomination twice. When Ronald was officially nominated for the first time on June 8th, 2021, not only was he the highest vote getter in the party convention, he also became the first Asian-American in New Jersey history to attain the nomination of a major political party for a County level seat.
Although Ronald came up short in his electoral efforts by the slimmest of margins (around 2%) both times, he is nevertheless proud of the work his team put in and the results that were achieved. Ronald's performance during both election cycles was the closest that his party came to flipping a county level seat in Bergen County in nearly a decade.
Due to Ronald's historic run, he was interviewed and featured on numerous prominent national news media outlets and print publications.
Ronald's strong desire to serve the public and bring about solutions for the people has not been deterred but has only grown stronger. Victory was not denied-- merely delayed. Stay tuned!
Ronald is the Founder and President of the New Jersey Republican Active American Association, a grassroots group focused on bringing together all Americans from every walk of life and from every single background to be more engaged and active in the political process. This passion project which Ronald started at the beginning of this year has already boasted over 600 members. Please join the NJRAAA by clicking on the button below!