Paul Guppy is a graduate of Seattle University and holds graduate degrees from Claremont Graduate University and the London School of Economics. He worked for 12 years in the U.S. Congress as a Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. He is currently Vice President for Research at the Washington Policy Center, where he writes extensively on tax policy, public finance and other issues. He is a frequent commentator on radio and TV news programs, and in newspapers across the state, and he is editor of the Policy Guide for Washington State . He and his wife live in Seattle with their four children.