James Quintero is a fiscal policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He joined the Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy in March 2008 and contributes to the following issues: restricting the growth of taxation; appropriations reform; increasing governmental transparency at both the state and local level; and instituting expenditure limits.
Prior to joining the Foundation, James completed his Master’s of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Public Finance at Texas State University–San Marcos. His Applied Research Project, "Regional Economic Development: An Economic Base Study and Shift-Share Analysis of Hays County, Texas" is currently featured on the TSU website. During the course of his graduate studies, he also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the university’s Scholarships and Financial Aid Administration Department.
After completing high school in Houston, James received his B.A. degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 while holding several leadership positions in Phi Kappa Psi.
Currently residing in San Marcos, James enjoys outdoor sports, camping, live music, and regularly attends the Fellowship at Plum Creek Church.