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 (now Transcend Together) focused on poverty-related issues and advocating for poor, disadvantaged, and disenfranchised Utahns.
Mero currently works in government relations for an institution of higher education.
Mero broadcast his “Mero Moment” from 2008 to 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. Currently, he is working on an insider’s look at the failures of modern America’s culture wars.
Mero received a B.A. in Public Policy in 1984 from Brigham Young University — where he co-founded a conservative student newspaper, The Western Scholar in 1982 — and a Master’s Degree in the Masters of Management and Leadership (MSML) program in 2022 from Western Governors University.
Mero is a member of The Philadelphia Society and subscribes to First Things, National Review, Touchstone, and The American Conservative magazines.
He now lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife, Sally, her elderly parents, his older disabled sister, Leslie, and their sweet dog, Murphy. The couple has been married for 46 years. They have six children and twenty-three grandchildren.