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Pete Sepp

Executive Vice President
National Taxpayers Union

Areas of Expertise:

Tax Policy

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Budget process, constitutional tax and expenditure limitations, tax administration, defense expenditures, entitlements, and government transparency.

As Executive Vice President, Pete Sepp serves as deputy to NTU President Duane Parde. In this role, Sepp has helped to develop the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union's (NTU) government affairs, public relations, and promotional strategies. Sepp also oversees strategic planning efforts for NTU and its staff. Additionally, Sepp directs and supervises the research and educational operations of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF).

He has written and edited numerous policy papers, informational publications, and activist manuals, as well as studies on topics such as Congressional perquisites and citizen-initiated tax revolts. He has testified before Congress on matters ranging from Government-Sponsored Enterprises in lending to Medicare reforms, and has lectured in the U.S. and abroad on issues such as tax administration reform. Sepp is Editor-in-Chief of NTU's award-winning periodical publication, Dollars & Sense.

Sepp has appeared on every major television network, and regularly provides interviews and commentaries to cable channels such as CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News Channel. He is a frequent guest on radio programs from coast-to-coast, and has been widely featured in print media, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, and Money Magazine. He writes frequently on energy issues for U.S. News & World Report's Economic Intelligence blog. He has also survived two appearances on "The Daily Show" with his professional reputation miraculously intact.

Sepp graduated cum laude from Webster University in St. Louis, MO in 1986 with a B.A. in History and Political Science and with Associate Degrees in Legal Studies and German. While attending Webster he earned a National Merit Scholarship and was the University’s nominee for the Harry S. Truman Political Science Scholarship. Sepp also served as Editor of Perspectives, a local newsletter of political opinion. Before coming to NTU, Sepp served with the St. Louis County Board of Elections and with a U.S. Senate campaign.

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