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ALEC Award Winners include:

2012 Award-Winners

2011 Award-Winners

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award
  • Former Rep. Dolores Mertz (D-IA), William J. Raggio Excellence in Leadership and Outstanding Service Award (for having been a member of ALEC for a minimum of 10 years, having served in a leadership position within ALEC, and having made a "demonstrable contribution to the success of ALEC through advancing Jeffersonian principles, recruitment, fundraising, or other comparable activity")
  • Sen. Joel Anderson (R-CA), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Nancy Barto (R-AZ), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Richard Carlson (R-KS), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Jim Ellington (R-MS), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Jerry Madden (R-TX), State Legislator of the Year
  • Speaker Thom Thillis (R-NC), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. C. Gene Whisnant (R-OR), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. David Wolkins (R-IN), State Legislator of the Year
  • Kelly Mader (Peabody Energy), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Kristin Parde (PhRMA), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Steve Seale (SAP America), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Don Stetcher (Novartis), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Roland Spies (State Farm Insurance), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Randy Tompson (Reynolds American), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Bill Vernon (National Federation of Independent Business), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Bob Williams (Freedom Foundation), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Rep. Calvin Hill (R-GA), State Chair of the Year
  • Sen. [[Chip Rogers00 (R-GA), State Chair of the Year
  • Michael Wall (Comcast), State Chair of the Year (Georgia)
  • John Schlatter, (Takeda Pharmaceutical), State Chair of the Year (Alaska)
  • Kara Joseph (Legislative Staff to Rep. John P. Adams (R-Ohio)), Volunteer of the Year
  • Brenda Ellington (Legislative Aide to Rep. Noble Ellington (R-LA)), Volunteer of the Year
  • Beth Wilson (Legislative Staff to Rep. Noble Ellington (R-LA)), Volunteer of the Year[2]

2010 Award-Winners

  • Asm. Michael Villines (R-CA), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-IA), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Ray Merrick (R-KS), State Legislator of the Year
  • Del. Gail Bates (R-MD), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Sander Rue (R-NM), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. John Adams (R-OH), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Glenn Coffee (R-OK), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Bill Cadman (R-CO), State Chair of the Year Award – First Recipient
  • Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award
  • Sen. Steve Faris (D-AR), William J. Raggio Excellence Award[3]

2009 Award-Winners

  • Rep. Blair Thoreson (R-ND), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Leah Vukmir (R-WI), State Legislator of the Year[4]
  • Del. Chris Shank (R-MD), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Ted Hoskins (D-MO), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Wayne Niederhauser (R-UT), State Legislator of the Year
  • Del. Adelaide Eckardt (R-MD), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Jim Clark (R-ID), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Jim Buck (R-IN), State Legislator of the Year
  • Tracie Sharp (State Policy Network), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Rep. Harold Brubaker (R-NC), William J. Raggio Excellence Award
  • Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-GA), ALEC Leadership Award for Limited Government
  • Daniel Hannan (British Member of the European Parliament), International Legislator of the Year[citation needed]
  • Tucker Carlson, "Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism"[5] See ALEC Featured Speakers for more.

2008 Award-Winners

  • Sen. Carol Weston (R-ME), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Curt Bramble (R-UT), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Steve Komadina (R-NM), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Renée Kosel (R-IL), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Curry Todd (R-TN), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Alex Mooney (R-MD), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. David Casas (R-GA), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Bill Seitz (R-OH), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Wayne Christian (R-TX), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Tom Craddick (R-TX), William J. Raggio Excellence Award
  • Dr. Syed Kamall (a Member of the European Parliament representing London), International Legislator of the Year[citation needed]

2007 Award-Winners

  • Sen. Dennis Nolan (R-NV), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Rodney Hubbard (D-MO), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. William Hamzy (R-CT), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Robert Burns (R-AZ), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Charlie Ross (R-MS), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Bob Beers (R-NV), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Bill Raggio (R-NV), William J. Raggio Excellence Award (first recipient)
  • Billy Tauzin (PhRMA, formerly R-LA), Adam Smith Free Enterprise Award
  • Chris Heaton-Harris (Member of the European Parliament), International Legislator of the Year[citation needed]

2006 Award-Winners

  • Rep. Ed Emery (R-MO), State Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Troy Fraser (R-TX), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Julia Howard (R-NC), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Phil King (R-TX), State Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. Hal Wick (R-SD), State Legislator of the Year
  • Roger Helmer (Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region), International Legislator of the Year
  • Lady Margaret Thatcher, ALEC’s Pioneer Award - Thatcher also sent ALEC members a letter in which she wrote, “You have achieved an enormous amount already but our task never ends. So steel yourselves for the struggles ahead and draw strength once more from that undaunted spirit of freedom which underpins your great nation.”[citation needed]

2005 Award-Winners

  • President George W. Bush, Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award[6]
  • Rep. Phil Montgomery (R-WI), State Legislator of the Year[7]
  • Rep. John Piscopo (R-CT), State Legislator of the Year[citation needed]

2004 Award-Winners

2002 Award-Winners

2001 Award Winners

1999 Award-Winners

  • Former Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL, now Congressman), Legislator of the Year[12]

1998 Award-Winners

  • Rep. Howard L. Fargo (R-PA), Legislator of the Year (also Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Chair, 1998)
  • Sen. Sandy Greiner (R-IA), Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. John Kaites (R-AZ), Legislator of the Year
  • Rep. John Thrasher (R-FL), Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Julie Rose (R-KY), Legislator of the Year
  • Sen. Sheila Sorensen (R-ID), Legislator of the Year
  • Kaye Rambo (Assistant to Arkansas Speaker Bobby Hogue, ALEC 1998 National Chair), Volunteer of the Year
  • Bethany Rhodes (Asst. to Ohio State Chair Rep. Lynn Wachtmann), Volunteer of the Year
  • Molly Greene (Arizona Legislature Majority Staff), Volunteer of the Year
  • Gaspar Laca (Manager, State Government Affairs, Glaxo Wellcome; ALEC New Mexico Private Sector State Chair), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • William J. O'Connor (Vice President, Mega Life Insurance Company), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Dave Nickles (State Government Relations Manager, Pfizer Inc.), Florida Private Sector State Chair), Private Sector Member of the Year
  • Michael Morgan (Director, Government Affairs, Koch Industries, ALEC Private Enterprise Board), National Chairman's Award[13]

1996 Award-Winners

  • Sen. Mat Dunaskis (R-MI), Legislator of the Year[citation needed]
  • Sen. George Allen (R-VA), now a U.S. Senator,[14] recipient of ALEC's Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award in 1996[15]

1991 Award-Winners

  • Tommy Thompson (R-WI), Thomas Jefferson Award[16]

1990 Award Winners

  • Rep. Annette P. Williams (D-WI), Outstanding State Legislator Award[17]

1981 Award-Winners

  • Rep. Harold D. “Hal” Stratton, Jr. (R-NM), Legislator of the Year[citation needed]

Unknown Year

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, 39th Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, July 25-28, 2012, on file with CMD
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, Inside ALEC Sept-Oct 2010, organizational newsletter, September-October 2010, p. 22 this page has been altered by ALEC and is no longer available
  4. Jorge Amselle, Director of Public Affairs, American Legislative Exchange Council, Email to Leah Vukmir, July 21, 2009, document obtained through open records request and posted on Scribd by Cory Liebmann, March 27, 2011
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, Tucker Carlson, Cato Institute, speaks at ALEC on December 3 in DC. Part 1, organizational video, December 3, 2009, posted December 16, 2009, accessed June 2012
  6. American Legislative Exchange Council, President to Receive ALEC's Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award, organizational press release, July 29, 2005.
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, Wisconsin State Representative Phil Montgomery Receives 'Legislator of the Year' Award From ALEC, organizational press release, August 22, 2005, accessed May 2012
  8. U.S. SENATOR ZELL MILLER TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS THOMAS JEFFERSON FREEDOM AWARD, August 8, 2002, Accessed July 19, 2011.
  9. FLORIDA STATE SENATOR DEBBY SANDERSON HONORED AS LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR, ALEC Press Release, August 9, 2002, Accessed July 19, 2011.
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Annual Report, organizational report, 2002, accessed September 23. 2011
  11. Web archive of 2001 press releases, Accessed July 19, 2011.
  12. Congressman Bill Posey, Recognition & Awards, personal site, accessed August 18, 2011
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998 Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, August 18-22, 1998, available through the Tobacco Library, accessed November 2012
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, accessed October 2012
  15. George Allen Press Office, The George Allen Record – Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award – August 3, 1996, campaign press release, August 3, 2011
  16. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, State of Wisconsin 1990-1991 Blue Book, 1991
  17. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, State of Wisconsin 1990-1991 Blue Book, 1991
  18. Sen. David Williams, Kentucky Legislature: Senator David L. Williams (R), state governmental biography, accessed June 2012
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