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ALEC State Chairmen "are appointed by the National Chairman. All Private Sector State Chairmen are appointed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) State Chairman, and confirmed by both the Chairman of ALEC's "Private Enterprise Board," (ALEC Corporations), and the Chairman of its "Public Sector Board," (ALEC Politicians). Each ALEC State Chairman shall appoint a Private Sector State Chairman to serve concurrently with the State Chairman. . . . State Chairmen duties shall include recruiting new members, working to ensure introduction of model legislation, suggesting task force membership, establishing state steering committees, planning issue events, and working with the Private Enterprise State Chairman to raise and oversee expenditures of legislative 'scholarship' funds."[1] State Chairmen (legislative and corporate) as of 2014 include:

Previous State Chairmen

2013

Listed as of November 4, 2013, but not as of March 25, 2014:

Listed as of April 2013, but not as of November 4, 2013[9]:

2012

Listed as of December 2012,[6]but not as of June 2014:[3]

  • Eugene "Buck" Clarke (R-MI)
  • Rep. Scott Reichner (R-MT)
  • Sen. Edward Walker (R-MT)
  • Rep. Alan Carlson (R-ND)
  • Rep. Gary Banz (R)
  • Sen. Cliff A. Aldridge (R)
  • Sen. Wayne Niederhauser (R-UT)
  • Sen. Stephen Martin (R)
  • Rep. Jan Angel (R-WA)

Listed as of 2012, but not as of April 2013[8][7][6]

2011

Were listed as of 2011, but not as of November of 2012
[6]

As of the first half of 2011[13]:

Previous Years

1999

  • Alaska - Former Sen. Pete Kelly (R - Fairbanks)[14]
  • Arizona - Former Rep. Lori S. Daniels (R - Maricopa County)[14]
  • Arkansas - Former Rep./Sen. Steve Faris (D-27)[14]
  • California - Former Rep. Howard Kaloogian (R - San Diego County)[14]
  • Colorado - Former Sen. David Owen (R)[14]
  • Connecticut - Former Rep. John Harkins (R-120, now Mayor of Stratford, CT)[14]
  • Delaware - Former Del. Joe DiPinto (R-Wilmington West)[14]
  • Florida - Dave Nickles (State Government Relations Manager, Pfizer Inc.)[15]
  • New Mexico - Gaspar Laca (Manager, State Government Affairs, Glaxo Wellcome)[15]

1992

  • Minnesota - Rep. Greg Davids (R-31B)[16]

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2007 Form 990: Bylaws, filed with the IRS and received by Guidestar.org, revised July 2007, received September 20, 2008 (emphasis added)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mary Sell, Collins gets Alabama spot on conservative policy group, Decatur Daily, March 21, 2014.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed March 25, 2014.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 4.44 4.45 4.46 4.47 4.48 4.49 4.50 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  5. National Federation of Independent Business [1], organizational webpage, accessed October 29, 2011
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed June 30, 2011. This page has been altered by ALEC and is no longer available. Another version of the list of state chairmen is available at ALEC's site here.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 7.36 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Sponsors", organizational document, 2012 SNPS Agenda on file with CMD.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 American Legislative Exchange Council, "State Chairmen", organizational website, accessed April 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairmen, Official Website, accessed November 4, 2013.
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, Rep. Jeff Thompson Awarded State Chair of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational press release, August 1, 2014.
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Rep. Yvette Herrell Awarded State Chair of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational press release, August 1, 2014.
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council Policy and Intern Manager, Re: Wisconsin - conference, email to Rezin, Rep. Scott Suder, et al, June 20, 2013, on file with CMD.
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC State Chairmen, document exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  15. 15.0 15.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998 Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, August 18-22, 1998, available through the Tobacco Library, accessed November 2012
  16. Sally Jo Sorensen, Greg Davids and ALEC: SE MN representative was Minnesota legislative state chair in 1992, Bluestem Prairie blog, December 7, 2012.

This is a list of groups or individuals associated in some capacity with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).