American Courthouse is the personal blog of Dan Pero and focuses on legal reform issues. Dan is President of the American Justice Partnership, a nationwide coalition that advocates for legal reform at the state level. Dan is a leading expert in political campaigns and issues management with more than 25 years experience in state government, grassroots organizing, communications and public affairs. He was recently named Michigan’s best Republican political consultant of the past 50 years by the Michigan Political History Society.
Dan served as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for former three-term Michigan Governor John Engler. The legal reform successes achieved in Michigan are widely viewed as the definitive model for legal reform at the state level.
Dan managed the 1996 presidential campaign for former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander and served as a strategist, media producer and consultant to candidates for President of the United States, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and for successful ballot initiatives in Texas and Michigan.
Dan is a former member of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees, having served as Chairman in 2007. He also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, a member of the Pontiac Stadium Building Authority, and an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University where he taught campaign planning and communications.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science at Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the Harvard School of State and Local Executives.
The views expressed on American Courthouse are Dan’s alone and do not represent the views of any other organization mentioned above.