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Ken Braun

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Ken Braun is the foundation manager for The Heartland Institute

Before joining Heartland, he served as the policy director for Job Creators Network.

He was the creator and first managing editor of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Michigan Capitol Confidential newspaper and website, worked for nearly seven years as a legislative aide and chief of staff in the Michigan House of Representatives, and more than a decade in his family’s residential lighting business. From 2013-2015, he wrote a twice-weekly freelance political column for the newspaper chain, where his thoughts also appeared in the print editions of the The Grand Rapids Press, The Ann Arbor News, The Flint Journal, and several other large regional newspapers throughout Michigan.

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