Penn Pfiffner is a former state representative, having served in the Colorado legislature from 1993 through 2000.
He was an early leader and proponent of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), serving as Regional Coordinator in the 1986 effort, and serving on the TABOR Committee in subsequent years.
His business is financial and managerial consulting to architects, engineers and contractors. He also conducts economic analyses such as forecasting and valuing closely-held stock. He opened his practice, Construction Economics, LLC in 1983.
He taught college Economics at night school, at both the graduate and undergraduate level, for thirteen years.
Penn earned his Masters in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver and his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from CU-Boulder.
He is the former President of the Denver Association of Business Economists. In the 1980’s, he was a member of the national ASTM’s (Association of Standards, Testing and Materials) Building Economics Subcommittee, which established standards for life-cycle costing and the use of net present value analysis. He was one of 300 economists polled nationally by the National Association of Business Economists for quarterly forecasts of the economy.
He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Independence Institute’s Fiscal Policy Center. Penn hosted the Institute’s weekly talk radio show on KNRC for its five-month run. He also serves as the President of the Colorado Union of Taxpayers.
He is a veteran, having served as an officer in the Navy, assigned to U.S.S. Oklahoma City (CG5), based out of Yokosuka, Japan from 1977 to the end of 1979.