Patrick Tuohey is the director of municipal policy at the Show-Me Institute, a St. Louis-based think tank dedicated to promoting free markets and individual liberty. He is a co-author of the 2014 paper "Urban Neglect: Kansas City's Misuse of Tax Increment Financing."
Before joining the Show-Me Institute, Tuohey operated his own corporate market research company in Maryland. Previously, he served as an aide to U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) in Washington, D.C., and as director of communications for Frank Luntz's polling company. He has developed research methodologies for clients including Monsanto, Anheuser-Busch, the National Sheriffs Association, the Christian Coalition, the Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse, ABC News, and NBC News.