Tom Currah Chief Revenue Estimator, Texas
Tom Currah is the state’s Chief Revenue Estimator and director of the Revenue Estimating Division at the Comptroller’s office. Revenue Estimating is responsible for producing the Biennial Revenue Estimate before each regular legislative session, informing the Texas Legislature how much money is available to be appropriated in the state budget. The division also helps verify that the final budget spends no more revenue than the Comptroller expects to be available and estimates gains or losses from any bill that affects state revenues.
Tom has worked at the Comptroller’s office since 1999. During his tenure, Tom has developed and led an array of in-depth, complex and award-winning data analysis and research projects related to critical issues affecting Texas and its economy. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a master’s from the University of Houston.