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About the Author

Longleaf Politics is written by Andrew Dunn, a journalist and communications professional in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dunn served as the communication director for Dan Forest in his run for Governor of North Carolina. That came after a decade as a reporter and editor at Charlotte Agenda, The Charlotte Observer and the StarNews in Wilmington. Dunn grew up in Apex and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dunn is a husband and father of four. He’s active in his church and a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.

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Andrew is a journalist, content writer, cruciverbalist and proud North Carolinian. He lives in Charlotte with his wife and four children.