Joel Fox, Nationally Recognized Taxpayer Advocate, Joins Rose Institute at Claremont Mckenna College

Joel Fox, former president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and California co-chair for John McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign, has been named a senior research associate for the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College.

In his new position, Fox will play a senior role in policy analysis and project issues of statewide significance. Named for lawyer and activist Edessa Rose, the Rose Institute was founded in 1973 and conducts survey research, demographic studies and fiscal analyses for Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego counties.

After nearly 20 years with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Fox formed a public affairs consulting firm in 1999 and most recently co-chaired Senator McCain’s California bid.

“Certainly, coming off a close and vigorously watched campaign, Americans are more in-tuned to politics than ever,” said professor Ralph Rossum, Rose Institute director. “Joel brings to our organization both vast experience in public policy issues, and a stellar national reputation

Fox has been an expert panelist on programs dealing with California’s ballot initiatives as well as state and local tax issues and serves on the Commission on the California Initiative Process. He was a gubernatorial appointee to the California Citizens Commission on Ballot Initiatives in 1993 and the California Constitution Revision Commission of 1996. Fox is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and earned a master’s degree in communications from the University of Denver. He is a frequent speaker before citizen groups and government organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.