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ALEC Corporations

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.


This article contains the names of for-profit corporations, corporate trade groups, non-profit corporations, law firms and governmental groups that are known to be, or have been, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) members or supporters.

This is a partial list. You can add to it, if you cite your source.

Those groups known to be currently involved with ALEC, as of July 2011, appear in bold.

Corporate Board

As of 2011:[1]

For-Profit Corporations

A

B

C

D

E

  • Eastman Chemical Co.[4]
  • Economy Plumbing Inc.[4]
  • Eli Lilly and Company, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8][4]
  • EnCana Corporation, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Energy Future Holdings[1]
  • Energy Transfer (natural gas transportation company), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Enron Corporation[5][4]
  • Entergy, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($25,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Environmental Management Corporation[5] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[3][4]
  • Excel Telecommunications[4]
  • Executone[4]
  • Express Scripts (pharmaceutical retailer), sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[9]
  • ExxonMobil Corporation, Private Enterprise Board member,[1] "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($50,000 in 2010)[8] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[3][4]
  • EZCorp (pawn shops and payday loans), "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($50,000 in 2010)[8]

F

G

H

  • Hancor, Inc. (now part of Advanced Drainage Systems)[5][4]
  • Hanover Insurance Co.[4]
  • Harris Deville & Associates (public relations & lobbying), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8] and Louisiana Host Committee member[3]
  • Harris Trust and Savings Bank (Harris Bank)[5]
  • Henkel (German consumer products firm)[4]
  • Hiram Walker & Sons Inc. (now owned by Pernod Ricard)[4]
  • Hoechst-Roussell Pharmaceutical Corporation[11]
  • Hoffman-La Roche[11]
  • Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.[5]
  • Hollywood Casino Corp.[4]
  • Homestake Mining Co. (now part of Barrick Gold Corp.)[4]
  • Household International[5][4]
  • Houston Industries[4]
  • HP, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Humana Corporation[11]
  • Hunt Guillot & Associates (engineering firm with offices in LA, TX & PA), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Hutchinson Technology[4]

I

J

  • Jacobs Entertainment (film buying and marketing firm[24]), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]
  • JC Penney Co.[4]
  • John Deere & Co.[4]
  • Johnson & Johnson[1], "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($25,000 in 2010)[8][4]
  • Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. (now Vivendi)[5]

K

  • K12 Inc., Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Kansas City Power and Light Co. (now part of Great Plains Energy)[4]
  • Kansas City Southern (an "international transportation holding company" that owns, among other things, the Panama Canal Railway Company), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8][4]
  • Know Who (political contact information company), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Koch Industries and Koch Industries Public Sector, Private Enterprise Board member,[1]State corporate co-chair of Kansas[3] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($25,000 in 2010)[8][4]
  • Kraft Food, Inc.[1], "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8][4]

L

  • Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.[4]
  • Laidlaw Transit Ltd.[4]
  • LaSalle National Bank[5]
  • Leadership Directories, Inc. (political contact information business), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Lederle Laboratories[11]
  • Lexington National Insurance Co.[4]
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.[4]
  • LifeSaver Interlock Holdings, Inc. (manufacturer of ignition interlocks to be installed in the vehicles of DUI offenders), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Logix Solutions, Inc.[5]
  • Long Term Care, Inc.[11]
  • LouisDreyfus Commodities, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($25,000 in 2010)[8]
  • LTC Inc. (structural and specialty steel detailers)[4]

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N

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Q

  • QEP Resources ("natural gas and oil exploration and production company"[31]), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Quaker Oats Co. (now part of PepsiCo)[4]

R

S

T

  • Takeda Pharmaceutical (global pharmaceutical company based in Japan), State corporate co-chair of Alaska, South Dakota and Washington,[3] recipient of ALEC's 2011 State Chair of the Year Award,[16] "President" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($100,000 in 2010)[8] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[3]; Takeda Head of Governmental and External Affairs David L. Dieter also spoke at a plenary session at the 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Tampa Electric Co. (the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy)[4]
  • Tazer International Inc. (stun gun maker), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member[37]
  • TECO Energy[4]
  • Tenneco Gas[4]
  • Texaco Inc.[5][4]
  • Texas Utilities Service Co[4](subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings)
  • Thomson Reuters Accelus (created by the Thomson Corporation's purchase of Reuters in 2008[38]), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Thunder Basin Coal Co. (now part of Arch Coal)[4]
  • TicketMaster[4] (was a ticket sales and distribution company that merged with Live Nation to become Live Nation Entertainment)
  • Time Insurance Co. (an Assurant Health member company, formerly Fortis Health)[4]
  • Time Warner, State corporate co-chair of Ohio,[3] "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]
  • TogetherRX Access (an LLC with 18 pharmaceutical member corporations[39]), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of and exhibitor at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($25,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Gulf States Toyota, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]
  • The Traveler's Companies[11]
  • Tropicana (now owned by PepsiCo[4]
  • TRW Inc. (now part of Northrop Grumman)[4]
  • TXANS[4] (works with Texan employers on injury prevention and the provision of workplace injury benefits by non-subscribers to workers' compensation)

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

  • Zoom Cycle Accessories[4]
  • Zurich Insurance[5]

Trade Groups

A

B

C

  • Carpet and Rug Institute[43]
  • Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Cigar Association of America, Inc.[5]

D

  • Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS)[5]

E

  • Edison Electric Institute, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]

F

G

H

I

  • Illinois Corn Marketing Board[5]
  • Illinois Energy Association[5]
  • Illinois Financial Services Association[5]
  • Illinois Petroleum Council[5]
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association[5]
  • Illinois Road Builders Association[5]
  • Illinois Soybean Association[5]
  • Illinois State Medical Society[5]

J

K

L

  • Louisiana Chemical Association, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Louisiana Railroads Association, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[3]
  • Louisiana Realtors, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8] and Louisiana Host Committee member[3]

M

  • Michigan Association of Realtors ("the state’s largest professional real estate trade association"[44]), State corporate co-chair of Michigan[3]
  • Missouri Association of Realtors, sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[9]

N

O

P

Q

R

S

  • Society of Louisiana CPAs, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8] and Louisiana Host Committee member[3]
  • Steel Recycling Institute[5]

T

U

V

W

  • Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America[18]

X

Y

Z

Law Firms

Think Tanks and Other Non-Profit Groups

A

B

C

D

E

  • E&M Charities[5] (dissolved in 2010)[69]
  • Electricity Consumers Research Council[5]
  • European Conservatives and Reformists ("multinational grouping of 56 Members of the European Parliament"), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

  • Reason Foundation[84]
  • The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • RestoringFreedom.org, Inc. (Texas nonprofit corporation proposing a Constitutional amendment "which imposes economic discipline to stop our decline into economic failure, and makes our government more accountable, open, and transparent"<RestoringFreedom.org, Inc., About, organizational website, accessed August 8, 2011</ref>), "Trustee" level sponsor of and exhibitor at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($5,000 in 2010)[8]

S

  • The Solar Alliance ("works with state administrators, legislators and utilities to establish cost effective solar policies"), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • State Budget Solutions, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • State Policy Network, "Chairman" level sponsor of and exhibitor at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($50,000 in 2010)[8]
  • Stop Child Predators[85]), Corporate Co-chair[86]

T

U

V

W

X

Y

  • Youth Villages, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]

Z

Governmental Groups

  • "Embassy of Bahrain', Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • House Rural Caucus, ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting Louisiana Host Committee member[3]
  • Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (funded by "license sales to Louisiana commercial fishermen and seafood wholesalers/retailers, as well as state and federal grants"[89]), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($25,000 in 2010)[8]
  • LouisianaTravel.com (official tourism site of Louisiana), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[7] ($10,000 in 2010)[8]

External resources

External articles

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