Dave Trotter – Founder of The Political Hurricane.
Dave started his political career in 1991 when he joined the Orange County DEC. Since then, he has worked on a number of campaigns and political organizations throughout the United States.
His first campaign experience was working with the Tom Harkin for President campaign in 1992. Once Harkin dropped out of the Presidential race, Dave jumped over to the Buddy Dyer for State Senate campaign. Since then, he has worked on local races, such as Orange County School Board race, to national races, working in 2008 for the John Edwards for President campaign in Nevada, in charge of three rural Nevada counties. Presidential, state legislature, congressional, US Senate, Dave has done them all, and throughout the nation as well.
On the organizational level, Dave was first elected Vice President of the Central Florida Young Democrats in 1992. Since then, he was the founder of the Pasco County Young Democrats in 1994, and National Committeeman for the Young Democrats of Utah, where he was instrumental at putting Utah on the Young Democrat’s map by organizing an effort to get the YDA National Convention to Salt Lake City. In a battle with San Francisco, Salt Lake City was only two votes short of getting the convention.
As far as governmental experience, Dave interned for Senator Bob Graham in his Tampa office in 1994.
Dave received his BA in Political Science at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. He is currently working on his Masters Degree at Eastern Illinois University, focusing on Arctic (or High North) Politics and other issues of international relations. Dave also attended the University of Utah (same institute as Karl Rove), where he made the Dean’s List and was one of the top political science classes. Dan Jones, a Utah political pollster, called Dave Trotter an “expert on numbers and Florida politics”.
Dave currently attends McGill University in Montreal where he is completing his Masters Thesis on the impact of leader choice in federal elections in Quebec. .