David M. Strom (born 1964) is a Conservative in Minnesota .


Strom graduated from Carleton College (1987) in Northfield, Minnesota , with a degree in Political Science and holds a master's degree in Political Science from Duke University (1992). He has taught political philosophy at Duke University , North Carolina State University , Carleton College , and the University of St. Thomas .


Strom is a Fellow at the Claremont Institute , a nearly regular, bi-weekly, contributor to the local ABC affiliate’s Sunday morning news program At Issue 3-5 minute "face-off" segment in which he spars with an opponent of an opposing political view.

Strom hosted a weekly radio show on WWTC 's "AM 1280 The Patriot" called "The David Strom Show" [8] which is part of a live, local Saturday lineup including The Northern Alliance Radio Network He blogs at his radio show website. Strom has successfully made great efforts to appear as a public spokesman on policy in broadcast media and is often quoted.

In recent years, the fiscally conservative but not libertarian Strom believes he has "been best known as a consistent conservative voice, taking both Democrats and Republicans to task when their actions conflict with the [stated]* limited-government vision of the Taxpayers League." While at first seen as an intemperate voice from the right, Strom and his supporters believe Strom has been more recently seen as "simply a forceful advocate for his position."

David served as a past President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota .

He was a Senior Policy Fellow and past president of the Minnesota Free Market Institute.

Strom was a research director at the 2010 Minnesota Emmer for Governor campaign.

He is currently the Project director at Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum and a senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment .


In 2004, when he was still President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, Strom was named Minnesota’s “Best Villain” [2] by City Pages , an alternative weekly newspaper based in Minneapolis .

His small government conservatism is partly expressed in this quote:

"Government tries to replace the family, the church, the neighborhood, the community with a benevolent bureaucracy. The benevolent bureaucracy cannot do what [civil society] can do, but it has pushed civil society aside. It's said, 'This is our problem. Just go away. By the way, go work some more so that we can do more of this.'