Policy Director | Sound Money Defense League
Jp Cortez is the Policy Director of the Sound Money Defense League. Armed with the belief that restoring sound money would improve the quality of life of billions of people throughout the world and a background in Austrian economics, Cortez crafts policy and testifies at legislative hearings. He is regularly invited to speak at events on sound money, constitutional issues, monetary policy, and state policy.
Jp is the lead author of the Sound Money Index, an annual report that ranks all 50 states to determine which states offer the most pro-sound money environment in the country.
With legislative victories in over a dozen states since 2018, Cortez has become a leading contributor to sound money efforts across the nation. His articles and analysis have appeared in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Reuters, Newsweek, Washington Examiner, and more.
When he’s not promoting sound money, Jp enjoys backpacking, live music, and Mets baseball. He graduated from Auburn University and lives in Charlotte, NC with his dog, Jackson.