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Kansas ALEC Politicians

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This is a partial list of Kansas 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.

Kansas Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Steve Alford (R-124)[1]
  • Rep. John Barker (R-70); State Chair,[2] Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[3], and attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting with taxpayers covering registration fee[4]
  • Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-69)[5]
  • Rep. Susan Concannon (R-107), Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[6]
  • Rep Erin Davis (R-15), Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[7]
  • Rep. Willie Dove (R-38), Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[8]
  • Rep. Keith Esau (R-14)[9]
  • Rep. Randy Garber (R-62)[10]
  • Rep. Dan Hawkins (R-100),[11] Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[12] Attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting with taxpayers covering registration fee[4]
  • Rep. Kyle Hoffman (R-116), paid ALEC membership February 2012[13] Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[14]
  • Rep. Steve Huebert (R-90)[15]; Education Task Force[16]
  • Rep. Kevin Jones (R-5),[17] attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting with taxpayers covering registration fee[4]
  • Rep. Ronald Ryckman Sr. (R-78), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[18]. Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[19]
  • Rep. Don Schroeder (R-74)[15]
  • Rep. Scott Schwab (R-49),[20] attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[18]
  • Rep. Joe Seiwert (R-101), Communications and Technology Task Force[21] attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting with taxpayers covering registration fee[4]
  • Rep. Troy Waymaster (R-109), Attended December 2014 Policy Summit at taxpayer expense[22]

Senate

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
  3. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 Bryan Lowry, "State pays registration fees for 14 GOP lawmakers to attend ALEC conference in San Diego," Witchita Eagle, July 22, 2015.
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  6. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  7. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  8. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
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  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
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  13. Kyle D. Hoffman, Campaign Finance Receipts & Expenditures Report July 30 2012, Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission campaign finance report, January 1 - July 26, 2012.
  14. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  17. Tim Carpenter, Kansas GOP flocking to ALEC gathering, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Tim Carpenter, July 26, 2013
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 Phil Cauthon, A legislator's guide to repealing Obamacare: Are Kansas officials studying the ALEC playbook?, Kansas Health Institute News Service, organizational site, August 29, 2011
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  49. Larry Weigel, "Speaker Merrick Raises Money for ALEC During Kansas Financial Crisis," Moderate Kansas, May 27, 2015.
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