A long time veteran of Washington policymaking, Mike Franc oversees The Heritage Foundationís outreach to members of the U.S. House and Senate, their staffs, and top-ranking administration officials. His extensive political knowledge and expertise is highly sought after by leading news sources such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune. He appears regularly on national broadcast news outlets such as the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, National Public Radio, and numerous conservative talk radio shows. In addition to his regular weekly column in Human Events that covers legislative developments on Capitol Hill, Franc's opinion pieces have appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The San Diego Union-Tribune, National Review Online, The Miami Herald, and the Houston Chronicle. He has testified before congressional committees and has been quoted by Rush Limbaugh.
In 1996, Franc served as director of communications for House Majority Leader Richard Armey of Texas. Before joining Heritage, he served in the Office of National Drug Control Policy and as legislative counsel for Representative William Dannemeyer of California.
A graduate of Yale University, Franc earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife, Emily, have four children, two of whom are teenagers.