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Roger Rivard

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Roger Rivard is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 75th District. Roger Rivard voted against measures to require a supermajority of legislators to pass fee hikes, local property tax increases and any financial measure that increases the public debt. [1]

Rivard lost his reelection bid on November 6, 2012 to Democrat Stephen Smith.[2]

Rivard was the subject of controversy in October 2012 after saying in an interview "some girls rape easy".[3]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Rivard 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. Rivard 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. GOP Broken Promises, [1], January 27, 2011
  2. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed December 29, 2012.
  3. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rep. Roger Rivard criticized for 'some girls rape easy' remark, October 10, 2012.
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