Tim Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org) joined the Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the government relations department.
His responsibilities include interacting with elected officials and staff on a variety of issues; tracking state legislative trends; and drafting responses to emerging issues via talking points, news releases, and op-ed pieces, with the goal of educating legislators and informing them about free-market ideas.
Prior to joining Heartland, Tim worked for the Foundation for Government Accountability as an editor and writer. He also authored a regular column for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, served as one of the directors of a multinational smartphone app, and worked as field director on a U.S. congressional campaign. His work has appeared in newspapers in Alaska, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Utah, as well as on websites likeTownhall and RedState.