Thursday, February 16, 2012

Conservative Think Tank Staffer, WC Alum Offers Perspective on GOP Primary Contest, February 21

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College’s Goldstein Program in Public Affairs kicks off its new “Young Alumni Speakers Series” Tuesday evening, February 21, with an insider’s look at the Republican presidential primary race.

Dan Holler ’05, Communications Director for Heritage Action for America, will share his perspective at 7 p.m. in Hynson Lounge of Hodson Hall on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. His talk is titled, “Breaking All the Rules: The GOP Primary.”

Based in Washington, D.C., Heritage Action for America was created in June of 2010 as a sister organization to the Heritage Foundation, a well-known conservative think tank. With a goal of advancing conservative policy, Heritage Action provides policy analysis and lobbying for Heritage Foundation positions.

Holler is responsible for Heritage Action’s media outreach, including its blog and social media outreach, pushing for conservative policies and providing conservative perspectives on upcoming votes. Before joining Heritage Action, Dan was the Deputy Director of Senate Relations for The Heritage Foundation, sharing the think tank’s research and policy recommendations in the areas of energy and environment, taxes, health care and national security. An honors graduate of Washington College who majored in Political Science, Holler began his career as an intern at the Foundation.

Dan writes a weekly column for, serves as a regular guest on conservative talk radio stations around the country and comments regularly in Washington media outlets on congressional matters. For more information:, and

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