Paul Guppy is a native of Seattle and a graduate of Seattle University. He holds master's degrees in political science from Claremont University and the London School of Economics. He came to Washington Policy Center in 1998 after 12 years legislative staff experience in Congress, including service as Chief of Staff, as Legislative Director and with the House Appropriations Committee. He is the author of numerous policy studies and op-ed columns, a frequent commentator on radio and TV news programs, and editor of the Policy Guide for Washington State . He specializes in economics, public finance, tax reform and health care policy. He and his wife live in Seattle with their four children.