Daniel Barrett is the Policy Analyst for the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, the research and education arm of the National Taxpayers Union. He is responsible for preliminary research in conjunction with the Foundation’s primary research project, BillTally. The program tracks the impact of introduced legislation on the size of the federal budget. He helps communicate BillTally results and other research produced by the Foundation through various social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter as well as outreach with organizations across the country. The Foundation’s communication strategy is also augmented by the weekly Taxpayer’s Tab e-newsletter, which Barrett serves as Developer and Editor. He specializes in a number of policy areas including defense strategy, educational choice, postal reform, space, and trade issues.
In 2011-2012, Barrett was named a Koch Associate. The competitive fellowship develops free market knowledge and skills to promote the message of liberty more effectively. Program participants take part in management training, professional development, and economic education. He founded the Alexandria Liberty on the Rocks chapter -- a local organization that networks individuals to increase the size and scope of the free market movement -- in 2011. He was also named a 2009 Summer Koch Fellow, an Institute for Humane Studies professional-development program. Prior to his joining NTUF, he was a Transparency and Accountability Analyst for the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions in Columbus, Ohio. He compiled financial information on the state’s public school districts and managed a number of government transparency websites.
Barrett graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Political Science with an emphasis on Political-Economy and Security Studies.