The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) today announced the hire of Jessica Ward to be Director of State Affairs, adding to their growing state advocacy team. Ward, a longtime veteran of Wisconsin state politics, will add her expertise to an organization prepared to lobby for taxpayer interests in more states in coming legislative sessions.

“I am excited to join the team at the National Taxpayers Union,” Ward said. “Keeping more dollars in the pockets of American families and keeping government accountable for the money it spends are ideals I have been passionate about throughout my career. I look forward to working on behalf of these principles, and more, with this impressive organization.”

Ward will begin work with NTU in September. Her hire follows those of former Governor Scott Walker and former state legislator Leah Vukmir in growing the NTU state affairs team.

Ward has run campaigns, served as a policy researcher, and served as chief of staff at the state level. She has been a tireless campaigner for taxpayers during her time in Wisconsin, and will bring her record of success to Wisconsin and other states in which NTU will prepare to advocate on behalf of taxpayers.

“With Jessica Ward on staff, our state affairs team is larger and more accomplished than ever,” said NTU President Pete Sepp. “Jess has spent her career helping to craft policies that have greatly benefitted taxpayers in Wisconsin, and her knowledge of the state legislative process will, with NTU’s team, protect the well-being of taxpayers all across the country.”

To speak with NTU President Pete Sepp about the growth of the NTU state affairs team and the future of NTU advocacy in states across the country, please contact Kevin Glass, NTU Vice President of Communications, at 703-299-8670 or

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