Prior to joining the Free File Alliance, Tim served as the President of CapNet. He has also served as the Chief of Staff to Congressman Bud Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Hugo worked closely with Chairman Shuster on groundbreaking national transportation legislation (“TEA-21’’).
He was the first legislative director to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA), with responsibilities for tax, welfare reform and other issues before the Committee on Ways and Means. As a congressional staffer, he has also worked for the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation. During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, he was the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.
From 1991-98, he was a member of the United States Army Reserve.
Tim is a past member of the Commission on the Future of Transportation in Virginia.
As a Rotarian, member of the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion; Tim is active in his local community. As someone concerned about the environment, Tim is an at-large board member of the Occoquan Watershed Coalition.
In 2002, Tim Hugo was elected convincingly to the Virginia House of Delegates to represent his district in the fast-growing Centreville area of Northern Virginia. After redistricting in 2010, Tim now represents parts of Prince William County - Catharpin, Gainesville, Haymarket, and Manassas. Currently, he serves the Virginia legislature as vice chairman of the Finance committee, and as a member of the Privileges and Elections, Transportation, and Commerce and Labor committees.
Tim is now a member of the House Republican Leadership as the Majority Caucus Chairman.
Tim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and received a Kodak Fellowship for the Senior Managers in Government Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Tim resides with his wife, Paula, and their 4 children, Katie, Christopher, Matthew and Jackie in Clifton, Virginia.