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Top Conservative Think Tank The Claremont Institute Expands to Florida

The Institute credits Governor DeSantis’ leadership as instrumental in its decision to expand activities to the Sunshine State.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — The Claremont Institute – one of the nation’s top conservative think tanks – is expanding its activities to Florida, the Institute’s president Ryan P. Williams revealed on Wednesday after a meeting with Governor Ron DeSantis at the Florida State Capitol.

“Protecting and restoring the American way of life is the most important work governors and state legislators can do right now. Governor DeSantis has shown fearless intellectual and political leadership in the fight against woke leftism. We are thrilled to help him and his legislative allies continue this important work as part of our ongoing efforts across the states by creating a new Tallahassee-based position of Senior Director of State Coalitions,” Williams wrote in a statement to The Florida Standard.


The Claremont Institute is more than a think tank. The Institute runs six fellowship programs, one of which is dedicated to educating sheriffs in protecting and defending traditional, Constitutional American values. For intellectuals on the Right, the Claremont Institute’s publication The American Mind serves as the go-to source for profound analysis of the American condition, as well as a launchpad for new ideas and critique. The Institute is also known for the Claremont Review of Books, edited by Charles R. Kesler.

“Since our founding in 1979, our strategy has been to teach the principles of the American Founding to the future thinkers and statesmen of America. Those principles include the foundational doctrines of natural rights and natural law found in the Declaration of Independence; the ingenious political science of the Constitution; and the popular constitutionalism or reverence necessary for the maintenance of free government,” Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams states on the organization’s website.


“We teach, we write, we litigate,” is the motto that sums up the Claremont Institute’s three fundamental pillars. Claremont’s new outpost in Tallahassee will continue that work with a keen eye to using Florida as the first template for any red state in America.

“We are bringing Claremont Institute state activity to Florida for a few reasons – not least of which is the bold executive and legislative leadership in the Sunshine State. We are excited to help continue this work by educating allies and leaders alike on effective policy strategies to combat the woke regime in Florida and America at large,” Ryan P.  Williams stated.