Jonathan Williams is the director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state legislators and the private sector to develop free-market fiscal policy solutions in the states. Prior to joining ALEC, Jonathan served as staff economist at the non-partisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies.
His work has been featured in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes and Investor's Business Daily. With Dr. Arthur Laffer and Steve Moore, Williams co-authored Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index. Jonathan has been a contributing author to the Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report and has written for the Ash Institute at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is also a contributor to The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) and serves as an adjunct fiscal policy fellow at the Kansas Policy Institute.
In addition to testifying before numerous legislative bodies and speaking to audiences across America, Williams is a popular guest on talk radio shows and has appeared on numerous television outlets, including The Glenn Beck Program and Fox Business News. A Mid-Michigan native, Williams graduated magna cum laude from Northwood University in Midland, Mich., majoring in economics, banking/finance, and business management. While at Northwood, he was the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics.