John Fund joined The Wall Street Journal in April 1984 as deputy editorial features editor. He became an editorial page writer specializing in politics and government in October 1986 and was named a member of the Journal’s editorial board in December 1995. Mr. Fund worked as a research analyst for the California State Legislature in Sacramento before beginning his journalism career in 1982 as a reporter for the syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. In 1993, he received the Warren Brookes Award for journalistic excellence from the American Legislative Exchange Council. He and former Pennsylvania Rep. James K. Coyne are co-authors of the book Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits (Regnery Gateway, 1992). Mr. Fund attended California State University where he studied journalism and economics.