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James Quintero

Director, Center for Local Governance
Texas Public Policy Foundation

James Quintero is the Director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America’s premier conservative state-based think tanks. He has been with the Foundation since March 2008.

During his time with the Foundation, his work has centered on: the budget, spending, debt, taxes, transparency, and pensions.

Before coming to the Foundation, Quintero was a Graduate Research Assistant at Texas State University, where he worked to educate students on financial aid and scholarships. 

Quintero received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.P.A. with an emphasis in public finance from Texas State University. 

He and his wife Tricia have three children and reside in Kyle, TX. 


Contributions from this Author

  1. James Quintero, MPA, will lead the Foundation’s new policy center as Director
  2. "Shocking" $22 billion in new general revenue spending, a 26 percent increase over last session
  3. Bill will permanently extend the $1 million small business tax exemption
  4. 14 National and State Groups Ask Texas Lawmakers to Avoid Dipping into State’s Reserves for Ongoing Expenses or New Programs