Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going


Monday, August 29, 2022

Hey there,

We know things have been a little quiet on our end, but please forgive us, as we’ve undergone an internal transition. More on that below.

A bit of history

When Kassy Dillon founded Lone Conservative six years ago, it was intended to be a space where right-of-center students could voice their opinion, and instill the values of truth, liberty, and integrity into American political discourse.

Since then, Lone Conservative has given voice to hundreds of student contributors and published thousands of articles. Many of those contributors, thanks to Lone Conservative, have gone on to obtain prominent positions in national media organizations.

The new leadership team looks forward to picking up the mantle and building Lone Conservative’s success. We hope to take Lone Conservative to new heights while maintaining its stellar reputation as America’s largest conservative student commentary publication.

Introducing the new leaders of our team

Dace Potas, President
Dace has been a part of Lone Conservative since 2020, previously serving as both an editor and columnist. He is a senior at DePaul University and is pursuing a degree in political science.

Ben Snead, Editor-in-Chief
Ben was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He became a Lone Conservative contributor in 2020 and has been on the editing team for the past year. He is currently a junior pursuing a political science degree at the University of Oregon’s Clark Honors College.

Matthew Convard, Social Media Director
Matt is a native of Connecticut and has been a member of Lone Conservative since 2019. Through his years with Lone Conservative, Matt started as a contributor, later becoming one of the site’s columnists and social media coordinators. He is currently a senior pursuing his bachelor’s in political science at the University of Connecticut.

Anthony Ilardi, Outreach Director
A.J. Ilardi is a junior political science major at Clemson University. There, he is involved in Student Government as the Senate Clerk. He joined Lone Conservative in 2020 and enjoys commentating on gun rights, foreign policy, and Congress.

Each of us is honored to have been selected for our respective positions. You’ll be hearing from us more moving forward, as we continue to stand athwart.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to check out some of our recent articles

William Benson on the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago.

Peter Gattuso on the Biden administration’s so-called cancellation of hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt.

Russell Kitsis on the flawed progressive approach to police reform.

Dace Potas on Trump’s enduring influence on the GOP.

One last note

If there’s a conservative student in your life who might be interested in being published, please encourage them to join Lone Conservative at this link: https://loneconservative.com/join/


The Lone Conservative Team

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.

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