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Marc Rotterman is a partner in Old School Productions and the host of Front Row with Marc Rotterman, a weekly statewide public affairs program on UNC-TV, North Carolina’s statewide public television network. Marc’s involvement in public policy and politics is extensive. In 1970 at the age of  19, Marc was director of field operations for Bob Taft’s successful United States Senate bid in Ohio. In 1980, Marc  worked on the national campaign for Reagan for President. After the presidential campaign of 1980, Marc was asked to join the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Transportation. In that capacity, he dealt with the national press as well as members of Congress and administration officials in the White House.

In 1984 Marc left the Reagan administration to manage Alex McMillian’s successful congressional campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina. The next year he started his own public and relations and political consulting firm. In 1990, Marc helped found the John Locke Foundation, a nonprofit public policy think tank based in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served as president until 1996. Marc remains a Senior Fellow and writes commentary for Carolina Journal.

In the succeeding years, Marc advised numerous candidates and produced and purchased media for campaigns. Marc is a frequent guest commentator on both national and state radio and television programs. He has appeared on FOX News Live, Fox & Friends, Fox’s Beyond the News, CNN – Inside Politics, MSNBC’s Hardball and Scarborough Country, ABC News – Nightline, as well as numerous talk radio and TV shows across North Carolina. His columns have been featured in the Washington Times, Human Events, the Detroit Free Press, the Orange County Register, and others. Marc is a partner in business with his wife of more than two decades, Karen Hayes Rotterman. They reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.