Kathy Hoekstra

Development Communications Officer

Kathy Hoekstra is the Development Communications Officer with the Pacific Legal Foundation. Before joining PLF, she was the national regulatory policy reporter for Watchdog.org where her work appeared in a number of media outlets including the Washington Examiner, the American Spectator, Real Clear Investigations, Townhall, among others. She was also senior communications manager and Michigan state director for Job Creators Network, a Detroit News contributor and occasional guest-host for Frank Beckmann on WJR Radio in Detroit.

Other stints include Media Relations Director for former presidential candidate Herman Cain in the year following his campaign, investigative reporter at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which followed a 15 year career in radio and television news. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications and English from the University of Michigan, (Go Blue!) working her way through school at the circulation desk at the U-M Law School. Kathy currently lives in Michigan with her two teenage sons.

Kathy Hoekstra is the Development Communications Officer with the Pacific Legal Foundation. Before joining PLF, she was the national regulatory policy reporter for Watchdog.org where her work appeared in a number of media outlets including the Washington Examiner, the American Spectator, Real Clear Investigations, Townhall, among others. She was also senior communications manager and Michigan state director for Job Creators Network, a Detroit News contributor and occasional guest-host for Frank Beckmann on WJR Radio in Detroit.

Other stints include Media Relations Director for former presidential candidate Herman Cain in the year following his campaign, investigative reporter at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which followed a 15 year career in radio and television news. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications and English from the University of Michigan, (Go Blue!) working her way through school at the circulation desk at the U-M Law School. Kathy currently lives in Michigan with her two teenage sons.

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