Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.

Rhode Island Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. State of Rhode Island, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND BEFORE THE RHODE ISLAND ETHICS COMMISSION In re: Gordon D. Fox Complaint Nos. 2003-6, 2003-7 INFORMAL RESOLUTION AND SETTLEMENT, Rhode Island Ethics Commission case, January 20, 2004.
  2. 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
  3. Philip Marcelo, R.I. Sen. Felag wants out of his ALEC membership, Providence Journal, April 27, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Leonidas Raptakis, PolitiFact.com, project of the St. Petersburg Times, accessed August 5, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ALEC 1995 SB
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  10. 10.0 10.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  11. Rob Borkowski, Stephen Casey Thanks Voters, Friends, Family After Dist. 50 Primary Win, Woonsocket Patch, September 13, 2012
  12. 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
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  14. 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
  15. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed June 30, 2011. This website has been altered by ALEC and is no longer available.
  16. 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
  17. Philip Marcelo, Two R.I. state senators now want out of ALEC, Providence Journal, May 1, 2012