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Staff of Public Interest Institute

 

Dr. Don Racheter - Chief Operating Officer

Amy K. Frantz - Vice-President

John R. Hendrickson - Research Analyst

Jennifer L. Crull - IT Specialist

 

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Dr. Don Racheter

Dr. Don Racheter - President

  • Graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science and from the University of Iowa with an MA and PhD in Political Science.
  • Taught Political Science for four years at the University of Iowa, and for twenty nine years at Central College.  Directed Pre-Law Program and Coached Mock Trial for twenty one years at Central.
  • Married to Ellen, they have four grown children:  Kelley Kimm, Annalese Racheter, Alena Racheter Furlong, and D.P.B. "Chip" Racheter.
  • Enjoys politics, reading, and travel.

Amy Frantz

Amy K. Frantz - Vice-President

  • Graduated from Central College with a BA in Political Science.
  • Research interests include taxation, education policy, and the regulatory burden of government.
  • Enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering for Midwest Central Railroad, and serving as the Foundation Chair in a local chapter of Rotary International.
John Hendrickson

John R. Hendrickson - Research Analyst

  • Graduated with a BA and MA in History from the University of North Dakota.
  • Research interests include the American conservative movement and American Political and Constitutional History.
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, collecting political campaign pins, reading, baseball, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Crull

Jennifer L. Crull - IT Specialist

  • Graduated with a BA in Mathematics and a MA in Business from the University of Iowa.
  • Research interests include transparency in government spending, education policy, and internet regulations.
  • Married to husband Matt, they have two children, Emma and Elizabeth.
  • Enjoys traveling, reading, and volunteering for Midwest Central Railroad.