Paul Mero is a long-time conservative activist and public policy analyst. Mero began his career as press secretary to Congressman William E. Dannemeyer in 1987 and ended his time on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to Congressman Robert K. Dornan in 1997.
Mero moved into the world of conservative think tanks starting first with The Howard Center for Family Religion & Society (now the International Organization for the Family) in Rockford, Illinois and then, in 2000, with Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, until 2014.
Mero has worked on numerous public policy issues from immigration to the definition of marriage to intergenerational poverty. In 2015, Mero ran the Leadership Project for America, a c3, c4, and PAC, to influence politics by promoting leadership skills and civility. A year later, he pulled the trigger on a new public policy group in Utah, Next Generation Freedom Fund, focusing on poverty-related issues and advocating for the poor, disadvantaged and disenfranchised — from a conservative viewpoint.
Mero currently works government relations for Western Governors University.
Mero has broadcast his “Mero Moment” from 2008-2018. For ten years, this weekly broadcast on KVNU 610 AM/102.1 FM, in Logan, Utah, addressed current issues.
Mero co-authored a book called The Natural Family: A Manifesto, with Allan C. Carlson, published in 2007. In it, they espouse traditional family values for a more stable American future. He has been published in numerous national and state newspapers and journals such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Times and his work has been cited in several books including Kiss and Tell, There Goes the Neighborhood and The New Know-Nothings.
Mero’s most recent book is Unworthy: An Autobiography of the Imposter, available on Amazon.
Mero received a B.A. in Public Policy in 1984 from Brigham Young University.
He lives in Herriman, Utah, with his wife, Sally and his disabled sister, Leslie. The couple has been married 43 years and they have six children and seventeen grandchildren.