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Kevin Palmer, Staff Writer
About: Kevin is a native New Englander with a degree in history and a love of writing. He has been interested in politics since he was young, and became passionate about fighting waste, fraud, and abuse after the bailouts and stimulus of 2009. Before joining the Citizen Watchdog team in the summer of 2012, Kevin interned in the office of Sen. Scott Brown, where he worked closely with citizens to help them navigate the federal bureaucracy.
Hobbies: Skiing, boating, traveling to historic sites, trying new restaurants, reading and writing about politics, watching the Red Sox and Patriots, my Mustang, and playing cards.
Favorite Books: The Law, A Tale of Two Cities, any historical fiction, Game Change
Favorite Historical Figures: Winston Churchill, Louis XIV, Paul Revere, John Adams, Cincinnatus
Favorite Quote: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” –Winston Churchill
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan
Why I Joined The Citizen Watchdog Team: I was looking for a way to get involved in public service, and Franklin Center’s mission to inform the public and expose waste, fraud, and abuse in government really spoke to me. American democracy relies on an informed citizenry that holds their elected officials accountable, and ensures that their government works for them, not the other way around. I feel so very lucky to be able to use my writing skills to help bring this resource to citizens.