A former Speech Writer to the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Dana Grauert maintains over a decade of experience crafting executive communications on a variety of policy platforms. She has managed strategic messaging and written for the U.S Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. House of Representatives, as well as for financial institutions including Morgan Stanley. Dana’s writing prowess reflects her unique ability to transform intricate operational policy into targeted, effective analysis and innovative copy. Dana holds a Master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor's in English and History from Syracuse University.
Poughkeepsie residents may be more than mere spectators during this year's GOP presidential primary battle. An August 2010 rule modification made by the Republican National Committee (RNC) requires that states holding contests early in the year use a form of proportional representation for distributing convention delegates.