National Taxpayers Union today announced that that Leah Vukmir is joining the organization as our new Vice President of State Affairs. As a longtime veteran of state politics, Vukmir will bring a strong state-level ground experience to one of the most effective tax policy teams in the country, and adds to NTU’s growing and impressive staff.
“We have been searching for a way to expand the capabilities of our state-level advocacy efforts, and Leah Vukmir has demonstrated over the course of her career to be an effective champion for taxpayers,” said NTU President Pete Sepp. “On day one of her service with NTU, Leah has the skills, experience, and understanding of the process that taxpayers need to make practical, measurable progress for reform in statehouses around the country.”
Vukmir is a former Wisconsin legislator, having served in the Assembly from 2002-2010 and in the Senate from 2011-2018. She helped to shepherd Wisconsin’s Act 10, the landmark pension and budget legislation which saved taxpayers more than $5 billion, and helped to eliminate the state’s property tax, bringing benefits for millions of middle-class taxpayers across the state.
“I’m excited to join the National Taxpayers Union team,” Vukmir said. “Advocating for taxpayers was a top priority of mine as a state lawmaker and as a grassroots activist, and I look forward to amplifying their voices at statehouses across America.”
As Vice President of State Affairs, Vukmir will travel across the U.S., meeting with state legislators and policymakers to promote pro-taxpayer policy. She will develop and refine NTU’s policy advocacy on issues from budgeting to income and property taxes to pension reform. Vukmir’s knowledge of the realities of state policymaking will enable her to be one of the most effective taxpayer advocates in the country.
"As a member of NTU's Board of Directors, I'm thrilled to welcome Leah Vukmir to the organization,” said NTU board member Steve Forbes. “She brings to NTU a proven track record of fighting for taxpayers and will be an invaluable asset to the team."