Gary Banz

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Gary W. Banz is a Republican member of the State Assembly in Oklahoma, representing the 101th District. He is the Assistant Majority Floor Leader and serves on the following committees: Rules (Chair), Administrative Rules and Government Oversight, A&B Education and Veterans and Military Affairs.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Banz is the Oklahoma State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2]

About ALEC
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.


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  1. Oklahoma State Legislature. Oklahoma House of Representatives - Member's Page. Government website. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
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