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Amber Gunn

Amber Gunn is the Senior Policy Analyst at Mountain States Policy Center and a homeschooling mom of five. 


She is the former Director of Economic Policy for the Olympia-based Freedom Foundation. She has served as a voting member on the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and has been a resource to media outlets and legislative staff for issue briefs and policy analysis. During her time with ALEC, Amber co-authored the organization’s influential State Budget Reform Toolkit, which provided budget and procurement best practices to guide state policymakers in all 50 states as they worked to solve budget shortfalls.


Her work has been featured in the Seattle Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Seattle Business, The Street, The Olympian, The Tacoma News Tribune, The Spokesman Review, and many other. news outlets. Her research and analysis has been cited and used by King 5 Investigators, KOMO 4 News, KIRO 7 News, Northwest Public Radio, and various talk radio shows and radio news outlets.


Prior to joining the Freedom Foundation, Amber was a Charles G. Koch Fellow in partnership with the State Policy Network and the Institute for Humane Studies.

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