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Joe Lehman

President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Joseph G. Lehman is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit research and educational institute in Michigan. The Mackinac Center is one of the largest of 65 independent think tanks across the country that focus primarily on state-level policies that affect peoples’ freedom and quality of life. Lehman’s commentary on public policy has been carried by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, National Journal, National Review, Investor's Business Daily, Wired magazine and nearly every daily Michigan newspaper. He is vice chair of the National Taxpayers Union and is active in his community, founding Midland County Habitat for Humanity with his wife Karen and twice receiving the Dow Chemical Vice President's Award for Community Service.