Joe Henchman is an attorney and policy analyst who supervises the Tax Foundation's state policy (since 2009) and legal (since 2007) programs, analyzing state tax trends, constitutional issues, and tax law developments. In 2010, he was identified in State Tax Notes as among four people who "will likely dominate the field in the next 10 years.
Joe holds a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley (2003) and a law degree from George Washington University (2007). He is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Tax Foundation as a law clerk in 2005, he worked in the historic 2003 California recall election as press/policy aide to gubernatorial candidate and former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, engaged in activism in his native San Diego County, and interned with the Office of the DC Attorney General, Citizens Against Government Waste, and University of California outreach in the Central Valley.
His media appearances have included the Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Orange County Register, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Christian Science Monitor, CNN, ABC News, Bloomberg, C-SPAN, NPR, Fox, Forbes, Fortune, Governing, Barron's, Kiplinger's, Stateline, Reuters, and the Associated Press. He has testified or presented to officials in 31 states.