Texas public policy foundation
James Quintero, Director, Center for Local Governance
 

James Quintero leads the Think Local Liberty project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America’s premier conservative think tanks.

Since joining the Foundation in 2008, Quintero has focused extensively on: state & local government spending, taxes, debt, public pension reform, annexation, and local regulations. His work has been featured in The New York Times, ForbesThe Huffington PostFox News and Breitbart. He is currently a bi-weekly contributor to the Austin American-Statesman.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Quintero was a Graduate Research Assistant at Texas State University, where he worked to educate high school students on financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 

Quintero received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.P.A. with an emphasis in public finance from Texas State University. He currently serves on Texas State University’s M.P.A. Program Advisory Council.

He and his wife, Tricia, have four children and reside in Central Texas.