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President, Pete Sepp leads the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union's (NTU) government affairs, public relations, and development activities. Pete also oversees strategic planning for NTU and its staff, and supervises the research and educational operations of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF).
Since beginning his service with NTU in 1988, Pete has written and edited numerous policy papers, informational publications, and activist manuals, as well as studies on topics such as Congressional perquisites, citizen-initiated tax revolts, and Pentagon spending. 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.
Pete has appeared on every major television network, and regularly provides interviews and commentaries to cable channels such as CNN, CNBC, and the Fox Business. He is a frequent guest on radio programs from coast-to-coast, and has been widely featured in print media, includingThe New York Times, The Chicago Tribune,The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, and Money Magazine. He has also survived two appearances on "The Daily Show" with his professional reputation miraculously intact.
Pete graduated cum laude from Webster University in St. Louis, MO 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. Before coming to NTU, Sepp served with the St. Louis County Board of Elections and with a U.S. Senate campaign.