Bruno Behrend

Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute

Bruno Behrend, J.D., is a senior fellow for education policy at The Heartland Institute.

In 2008, Mr. Behrend co-authored Illinois Deserves Better - The Ironclad Case for an Illinois Constitutional Convention, which coincided with a campaign to pass a referendum calling for a Constitutional Convention.  He also served as an adviser various groups seeking to rewrite the Legislative article of the Illinois Constitution, an effort which may be voted on in the 2010 election.

In 2009, Mr. Behrend served as the Policy Director/Strategist to a Gubernatorial Candidate in the Illinois Primary election.

From 2006 through 2008, Mr Behrend hosted a radio show in the Northern Chicago Metropolitan area.  The show showcased various authors and policy specialists, ranging from publisher, Steve Forbes, Phoenix University Founder John Sperling, columnist Mark Steyn, author Shelby Steele, and Heartland Senior Fellow Jay Lehr.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he earned his degree in Finance. He earned his J.D. from IIT-Kent College of Law in 1990, and is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.