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Alaska 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 Alaska 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.

Alaska Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives


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Senate

Former Representatives

  • Former Rep. Carl J. Gatto (R-13) (ALEC Civil Justice Task Force member [14], cited ALEC's "Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act" when he introduced his "Alaska Health Freedom Act" in 2011[6]
  • Former Rep. Joseph P. Green (House Majority Leader), listed as one of the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[15]
  • Former Rep. Eldon P. Mulder (R), currently registered lobbyist for ALEC member CashAmerica. [16]
  • 2004 Alaska Independence Party candidate for US Senate Jerry Sanders. [16]

Former Senators

  • Sen. Bettye Davis (D) [16]
  • Former Sen. Richard Foster (D)[16]
  • Former Sen. Pete Kelly (1998-2002), ALEC State Chair in 1999[15]
  • Former Sen. Robin L. Taylor [16]

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, organizational letter with legislative member signatories, September 24, 2014.
  3. 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
  4. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sean Cockerham, Legislators run up bills at interim gatherings, Anchorage Daily News, August 21, 2011
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, Public Safety & Elections Task Force 2011 Spring Task Force Summit April 29, 2011 Minutes, organizational document, June 30, 2011, p. 5, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  15. 15.0 15.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995