Steven Greenhut

Steven Greenhut

Formal First Name

Steven Greenhut is a Resident Senior Fellow and Western Region Director of State Affairs at R Street. In this role, he runs R Street’s West Coast office in Sacramento, CA and leads its work on legislation and issues concerning the western states. Greenhut testifies before state and municipal legislative bodies and represents R Street as a speaker and public commentator in venues where it is possible to move state and local policy in a free-market direction. He also writes for major publications, including Bloomberg, Reason, Human Events, and the City Journal.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Greenhut oversees R Street’s efforts in California, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Washington state, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, and Hawaii. 
  • In 2005, he received the Thomas Paine Award, granted by the Institute for Justice in recognition of his writing to promote liberty.
  • In 2011, he placed second in the International Policy Network R.C. Hoiles Prize for Journalism.
  • He founded Cal Watchdog in 2009, which provides Sacramento-based investigative news coverage. 
  • His columns have been published in newspapers across the country including The Wall Street Journal and the online New York Times.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.