Jim Steineke

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Jim Steineke is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 5th District. Steineke has identified himself as a proponent of limited government and lower taxes.[1]

Steineke was reelected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Steineke is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and sits on ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Steineke co-authored 7 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

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.


References

  1. Representative Jim Steineke, 5th Assembly District Republican, [1], accessed December 21, 2011
  2. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
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