James Quintero is the policy director for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Government for the People initiative. Quintero focuses extensively on state and local government spending, taxes, debt, public pension reform, annexation, and local regulations. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Huffington Post, Fox News, Breitbart, and the Austin American-Statesman.

Quintero received an MPA with an emphasis in public finance from Texas State University and a BA in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Quintero and his wife Tricia have five children, a Great Dane, and an exceptionally large grocery bill.