James Franko is the Vice President and Policy Director at Kansas Policy Institute. In this role he is responsible for much of the organization’s outreach, policy analysis, and communications efforts. James brings experience from across the free-market movement including time on Capitol Hill and with the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas based think tank. While on Capitol Hill, he handled a variety of policy issues and spent time as a staff member within the Kansas delegation. James has published opinion pieces in such publications as The Wichita Eagle, The DailyCaller, and the Washington Times as well as policy briefs while working for the National Center for Policy Analysis. A Kansas native, James was raised in Stilwell and graduated from Kansas State University. At K-State, James received his Bachelor of Business Administration while earning a minor in economics. E-mail James here.