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Montana ALEC Politicians

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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.


For a list of politicians with known ALEC ties, please see ALEC Politicians.

This is a partial list of Montana 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.

Montana Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Former Legislators

Former Senators

  • Former Sen. Roy Brown (R-25) - signed onto an ALEC letter in opposition to federal health reform efforts in 2009[8]
  • Sen. Bob Lake (R-44); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[20]
  • Sen. Ken Miller, former ALEC State Chair [21]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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
  2. 2.0 2.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  6. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
  7. 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
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  11. 11.0 11.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational task force membership directory, March 31st, 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012.
  14. 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.
  15. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairmen, Official website, accessed November 4, 2013
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  17. Sen. Roger Webb, ALEC is a thoughtful, democratic organization, Billings Gazette, September 11, 2014.
  18. 18.0 18.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  19. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC State Chairmen, document exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, [http://www.commoncause.org/issues/more-democracy-reforms/alec/whistleblower-complaint/original-complaint/National_ALEC_Exhibit_4_TFP_2011_STFS.pdf – Full Name and Address], Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012