Mr David R. Riemer


Senior Fellow, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute

Senior Fellow, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute (2008- ).

Formerly: Director, Wisconsin Health Project (2004-07); Budget Director, State of Wisconsin (2002-03); Director of Administration, City of Milwaukee (1996-2002 and 1988-93); Chief of Staff to Mayor John Norquist (1993-96).

Riemer is one of the co-founders of The New Hope Project. He worked as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy in London and Oxford, England, in 2002; his research focused on supplementing low-income workers’ earnings through the tax system. Riemer was an Eisenhower Fellow in Hungary in 1999. As a Rockefeller Foundation resident in Bellagio, Italy, in 2012, he began work on “Putting Government In Its Place.”

He is the author of Putting Government In Its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0 (Henschel Haus: 2019) and The Prisoners of Welfare: Liberating America's Poor from Unemployment and Low Wages (Praeger: 1988) and numerous articles on reducing poverty, improving health insurance, and public administration.

A member of the Advisory Council, The American Ditchley Foundation.