Styring is an economist living in Camel. He has seen state government from every angle: legislative, executive lobbyist and critic. In 1969, he became the second staff member of the new fiscal division of the Legislature. From 1974 to 1979, he was Gov. Otis Bowen’s chief economist. He then served 13 years as the tax and education vice president of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, where he pioneered the school choice movement. In 1988, he chaired the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s special task force on the savings and loan crisis. The group’s recommendations were adopted by President H.W. Bush. Mike Pence asked Styring to become Indiana Policy Review’s research director in 1992 and, in 1997, Styring joined the Hudson Institute as senior fellow. His 1999 best-selling book, “Health Care 2020,” suggested many alternatives to Obamacare discussed today. Styring calls himself a strong national-defense, free-market zealot.