John Fund is a political journalist and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He also writes the weekly On the Trail column for OpinionJournal.com. He is the author of Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy (published in 2004). Mr. Fund joined the 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 a member of the Journal's editorial board from 1995 through 2001. 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 (published in 1992). Mr. Fund attended California State University where he studied journalism and economics.