Kansas 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 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

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. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  6. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Civil Justice Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 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
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 Scott Rothschild, Corporate-funded ALEC has strong ties to Kansas Legislature, Lawrence Journal World, July 24, 2011,
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Director – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Memo- UPDATED 35 DAY MAILING, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  14. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  15. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  16. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council, Director – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  18. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  19. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  20. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 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
  23. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  24. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
  25. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  26. Tim Carpenter, Kansas GOP flocking to ALEC gathering, The Topeka Capital-Journal, July 26, 2013
  27. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  28. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  29. Kyle D. Hoffman, Campaign Finance Receipts & Expenditures Report July 30 2012, Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission campaign finance report, January 1 - July 26, 2012.
  30. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  31. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  32. Tim Carpenter, Kansas GOP flocking to ALEC gathering, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Tim Carpenter, July 26, 2013
  33. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  34. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  35. American Legislative Exchange Council, - Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  36. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  37. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  38. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  39. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  40. 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
  41. American Legislative Exchange Council, International and Federal Relations Task Force meeting and Federal Relations Working Group, meeting agenda and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  42. 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
  43. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  44. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  45. American Legislative Exchange Council Board of Directors, organization website, accessed July 2, 2011
  46. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  47. Larry Weigel, "Speaker Merrick Raises Money for ALEC During Kansas Financial Crisis," Moderate Kansas, May 27, 2015.
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 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
  49. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  50. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  51. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  52. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  53. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  54. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  55. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  56. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  57. Kansas Secretary of State, Statement of Substantial Interest for Elaine Bowers, personal financial disclosure, 2008.
  58. Tim Carpenter, Kansas GOP flocking to ALEC gathering, The Topeka Capital-Journal, July 26, 2013
  59. American Legislative Exchange Council, [http://www.commoncause.org/atf/cf/%7BFB3C17E2-CDD1-4DF6-92BE-BD4429893665%7D/tax_35-daymailing_stfs2011_updated%20Ohio.pdf – Full Name and Address], Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  60. Tim Carpenter, Kansas GOP flocking to ALEC gathering, The Topeka Capital-Journal, July 26, 2013
  61. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  62. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  63. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  64. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  65. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  66. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  67. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  68. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  69. American Legislative Exchange Council, Memo- UPDATED 35 DAY MAILING, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  70. Peter Hancock, "Kansas Lawmakers Attend ALEC Meeting in DC," LJWorld.com, December 4, 2014, accessed August 5, 2015.
  71. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  72. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  73. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  75. American Legislative Exchange Council, Director – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  76. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  77. 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
  78. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  79. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  81. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  82. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  83. 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