Marcus Hawkins

  • Contributor to Townhall and Breitbart News
  • Worked on local and national political campaigns, including George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign


Dustin Hawkins is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on conservative politics for over four years. He has been politically active since he was a teenager. He has worked on local campaigns, including races for mayor and state senate, as well as larger campaigns such as George W. Bush's 2004 reelection effort. In 2005, Hawkins became a political reporter and writer for Townhall and began appearing on talk radio shows across the country. He occasionally writes for Breitbart News and has been quoted in the Washington Times and U.S. News and World Report. Over the years, Hawkins has also created and edited a number of websites promoting specific conservative issues and candidates.


Hawkins earned a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He completed two years of graduate work before entering the world of private business.

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