Alabama ALEC Politicians

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ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


For a list of politicians with known ALEC ties, please see ALEC Politicians.

This is a partial list of Alabama politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. (If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

Legislators who have cut ties with ALEC publicly are also listed here.

Alabama Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Former Representatives

  • Former Rep. Greg Canfield [15][6]
  • Rep. Steve Flowers, currently a syndicated political columnist and potential 2014 candidate for Alabama Public Service Commission. [1]
  • Former Rep. Alan Layson [1]
  • Former Rep. Bob McKee, listed as one of the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[8]
  • Tony Petelos, current Jefferson County Manager, former mayor of Hoover, and Commissioner of Alabama Department of Human Resources. [1]
  • Former Rep. Allen Sanderson [1]
  • Former Rep. Greg Wren (R-75),[6] ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member,[16] pled guilty to ethics violation and resigned April 1, 2014[17]

Former Senators

  • Former Sen. Steve French (R-15)[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mary Sell, Collins gets Alabama spot on conservative policy group, Decatur Daily, March 21, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed March 25, 2014.
  4. Alex Walsh, Alabama Accountability Act bears strong resemblance to ALEC model legislation, Alabama Media Group blog, March 5, 2013.
  5. Alabama House of Representatives, Representative Victor Gaston, government biography, accessed November 2, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. 10.0 10.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid, RE: the EPA’s plan to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, March 10, 2010
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  12. Sen. Bryan Taylor, "I think I registered online for ALEC and NCSL two years ago right after election," personal tweet, Twitter.com, March 8, 2013.
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational site, archived by "ALEC Watch" in 2002, accessed November 2, 2011
  14. Cam Ward, Links, politician's personal website, accessed November 2, 2011
  15. Two special House elections in Birmingham area, Associated Press, August 30, 2011, accessed April 2012
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster 2 - Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development, organizational task force directory, June 30, 2010, document obtained and released by Common Cause, April 2012
  17. GOP legislator Greg Wren resigns, pleads guilty to ethics violation, WSFA Channel 12, April 1, 2014.