Delaware ALEC Politicians
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This is a partial list of Delaware 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.
Delaware Legislators with ALEC Ties
House of Representatives
- Sen. Patricia Blevins (D-7); currently majority leader. 
- Sen. Margaret R. Henry (D-2) , currently majority whip.
- Rep. E. Bradford Bennett (D-32); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, Civil Justice Task Force 
- Former Rep. Joe DiPinto, former ALEC State Chair (now Director, Office of Economic Development, Wilmington)
- Rep. Robert Gilligan (D-19), listed in "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC
- Former House Majority Leader Wayne Smith (now President and CEO of the Delaware Healthcare Association, the trade group for Delaware's hospital industry)
- Former Rep. Terry R. Spence (R-New Castle County)
- Former House Majority Whip Charles Welch (R) (now Kent County Judge of the Court of Common Pleas)
- Former Sen. Majority Leader Thurman Adams (died 2009)
- Former Sen. Steven Amick (R-10)
- Former Sen. Thomas B. Sharp (D-Pinecrest), former President Pro Tempore
- ↑ American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
- ↑ American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011. This page has been altered by ALEC and is no longer available. The current ALEC site lists Delaware's chairmanship as vacant.
- ↑ American Legislative Exchange Council, – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
- ↑ ALEC Task Force Packet August 2010, Common Cause, August 2010
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
- ↑ Joe DiPinto, Joe DiPinto, LinkedIn.com online profile, accessed November 2012
- ↑ Fels Institute of Government, Wayne Smith, institutional biography, accessed November 2012
- ↑ Delaware State Courts, Court of Common Pleas Judicial Officers, state judicial site, accessed November 2012