Payton was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He studied Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his Master of Arts in 2014 with a research focus on economic liberalization in developing countries. While active in local politics in Houston, he gained first-hand knowledge of the economic obstacles faced by US Hispanics in their pursuit of the American dream. He is excited to be a part of LIBRE’s effort to spread the principles of free markets to the community and provide equal opportunities for all Americans to achieve prosperity.
Payton serves LIBRE as a Policy Research Assistant.