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James Quintero

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Director of the Center for Local Governance
TX: Austin
James Quintero is the policy director for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Government for the People initiative. Having joined the Foundation in 2008, Quintero’s research covers a wide range of issues, mostly related to local government matters, including: taxes, spending, debt, transparency, annexation, and pension reform. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Fox News, Breitbart, and more.

Quintero received an M.P.A. from Texas State University and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently seeking a Ph.D. in public policy from Liberty University. In 2022, he was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Quintero and his wife, Tricia, are blessed with five beautiful children, a Great Dane, a Boston Terrier, and an exceptionally large grocery bill.