Michael Franc is the Hoover Institution’s Director of DC programs, where he oversees research and outreach initiatives to promote ideas and scholarship in the nation’s capital. He holds a dual appointment as a research fellow. Mike Franc is a longtime veteran of Washington, DC policymaking.
Prior to joining Hoover, Mike served as policy director and counsel for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. He also served as the vice president of government relations for the Heritage Foundation from 1997-2013. During this time he managed all the think tank’s outreach with Capitol Hill and the executive branch.
He also completed a tour of duty as communications director for former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) and worked for the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has been quoted widely in the print and broadcast media, and was a regular contributor to The National Review Online and other publications.
Mike has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.