Author - Speaker - teacher

Speaking on healthcare at a Texas forum.

Dave Racer's family in 2015, before the birth of the twins (2016).

Speaking on healthcare at a Texas forum.

Greg Dattilo, Cong. Chip Cravaak (R-MN7) and Dave. Greg and Dave gave a two-hour briefing to the Congressman.

Dave Racer and Dr. Lee Kurisko answered a bevy of healthcare questions from host John Daley at an October 2013 event

​Like most Minnesotans, he is a fan of the Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, and especially, the U of M Gophers. In his leisure time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, reading, writing, and traveling.

​In 2004, Greg Datillo, a Twin Cities-based employee benefits consultant and recognized leader in the insurance industry, asked Dave Racer to assist him in writing a book about health care. The reception of Your Health Matters: What You Need to Know About U.S. Healthcare, proved to be a turning point in his career. Sixteen more books about U.S. health care have followed.

Encouraged by the popularity and success of Rush Limbaugh, Dave embarked on his own talk program, The Dave Racer Show, which aired on several Twin Cities area stations throughout the decade.

The decade of the 90s saw Dave Racer stepping up his involvement with politics as well as media. In addition to running for the Minnesota House and State Senate as a GOP-endorsed candidate, he served as the National Campaign Manager for Ambassador Alan Keyes’ 1996 Presidential Campaign. Soon after, he co-founded the Declaration Foundation with Dr. Keyes.

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                                         Author, lecturer, educator, publisher, talk-show host, entrepreneur. These titles and more aptly describe Dave                                                          Racer’s life work. 

Dave Racer and his wife Rosanne have been married for nearly 50 years. They have five children and ten grandchildren. The Racer’s live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Born and raised in St. Paul, Dave majored in Music Education at Macalaster College and the University of Minnesota. While still serving in the U.S. Air Force (1967-1971), Dave studied at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he changed his major to Educational Psychology. In the Air Force Dave served as a classroom instructor and course writer. Upon discharge, he worked in retail sales. In 1974, Dave became self-employed, by founding two ServiceMaster franchises and successfully building them into the second-largest operation in Minnesota. Dave has remained self-employed ever since.

Dave’s experience as a small business owner, faith in God, and passion for the principles embodied in the United States Constitution all began to come together in a unique manner as church groups, business leaders, and friends encouraged him to begin sharing his vision in a larger public arena. He published his first book in 1986, and to date has authored or co-authored 47 books.  During the late 1980s, he also published “Dave Racer’s Minnesota Report,” an investigative journal that had a circulation of 20,000 throughout the state.

The Dave Racer Show first aired on AM 1220, WTCN, and later on KKCM 1530, KMOM 1070, and KKMS 980.

Speaking on healthcare at a Texas forum.

Dave ran for the MN State Senate in 2002 in St. Paul. Sen. David Hann (R) ran in Eden Prairie, but Hann won..

Speaking on healthcare at a Texas forum.

Dave hosted Rush Limbaugh in a "Rush to Excellence appearance on June 24, 1989, at the Historic Orpheum Theatre.

At this book signed, the subject was "To Change the Heart of Man," the biography of Harold D. Kletschka, MD - the Father of the Artificial Heart.

Mike Huckabee, Dave Racer, David McCarthy (MD), and LaVar Burton, at the O'Fallon, IL, Healthcare Forum in 2008.

“The health care debate is rooted in the same issues of freedom and liberty that I have been speaking about  all my life,” Dave says. “If we lose this debate to a federalized health care system, we ultimately lose liberty, property, and possibly our lives.” In addition to his undergraduate studies, Dave Racer holds a Master of  Letters Degree from Oxford Graduate School.

While continuing to write and lecture on the principles of constitutional law and American government, Dave has committed the bulk of his energies today to being on the cutting edge of the health care debate, using broadcast media, seminars, and webinars to assist insurance professionals in implementing changes mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. As a board member of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance, Dave Racer assists medical providers as they attempt to adapt to changes under the new law.