Michael G. Franc

Senior Fellow

Michael Franc is a senior fellow at The Buckeye Institute and a longtime veteran of Washington, D.C. policymaking. 

Franc joins Buckeye from his position at the Hoover Institution, where he serves as director of D.C. programs and is also a research fellow. Prior to joining Hoover, Franc 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 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.

Franc holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University.