Who We Are

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is an independent educational non-profit organization seeking to illuminate the actions of government, educate and equip citizens to effectively advocate for pro-taxpayer reforms, and hold lawmakers accountable for their actions.


Tim Hardin

Tim Hardin serves as the President and CEO of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Tim has his undergrad in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of North Texas he also earned his Master’s in Biblical Studies from West Coast Baptist College. Tim is a small businessman, and pastor, and served as Chief of Staff in the Texas House for 8 years. He resides in Fort Worth with his wife Luisa and five children, Elijah, Noah, Micah, Jeremiah, and Selah.


Jeramy Kitchen

Jeramy Kitchen serves as the Executive Director of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. Born in Meadows Place, Texas, Jeramy graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Political Science. A veteran, Jeramy served in the U.S. Army and Texas Army National Guard deploying to Iraq twice in service of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Intelligence Analyst. Jeramy has managed campaigns for Conservative lawmakers across the state of Texas and has served as Chief of Staff for multiple state lawmakers as well as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the largest public policy think tank in Texas. Most recently, Jeramy served as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard to focus on bringing transparency to the Texas legislative process.

What We Do

  • The Fiscal Responsibility Index Holds Lawmakers Accountable to Taxpayers
  • The Texas Prospertiy Plan Is TFR’s Policy Goals To Achieve A Fiscally Responsible Texas
  • We Produce Articles and Explainers Helping Taxpayers Continually
  • Our Weekly Newsletter “The Fiscal Note” Keeps Taxpayers Informed
  • We Speak And Educate Taxpayers Around Texas Year-Round