Troy Senik, Senior Editor at Ricochet, is a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. Prior to his tenure at the White House, he also served as a writer for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Troy is currently a columnist and member of the editorial board at the Orange County Register, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Individual Freedom and a contributing author for the Manhattan Institute. He is also the host of Ricochet's "Law Talk" podcast with Richard Epstein and John Yoo.
His writing has appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Examiner, The Tennesseean, The Press-Enterprise, The Richmond Times Dispatch, RealClearPolitics, City Journal, RealClearMarkets, National Affairs, The Daily Caller, and RealClearWorld.
Troy holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, from Belmont University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and a master's degree in public policy from Pepperdine University, where he had concentrations in economics and international relations.
When temporarily ignoring politics for the sake of his sanity, Troy can be found living and dying by Seattle Seahawks and USC football, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball, Nashville Predators hockey, and Los Angeles Lakers and Belmont basketball.
He splits his time between Southern California's Palos Verdes Peninsula and Nashville, and can usually be found in the company of his sidekick, Beauregard the French Bulldog.
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