Colorado 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 Colorado 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.

Colorado Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Former Legislators

  • Former Rep. Tom Blickensderfer (Senate Majority Leader), listed in the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[22]
  • Former Sen. Sam Cassidy, Lt. Gov. 1994-1995 [14]
  • Former Rep. Doug Dean (R, Speaker of the House, now Director of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission), listed in the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[22]
  • Former Rep. Russell George (Speaker of the House), listed in the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[22]
  • Former Rep. William G. Kaufman (R, Speaker Pro Tempore, now member of the Colorado Transportation Commission), listed in the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[22]
  • Former Sen. Mike Kopp (R-22); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[23] (resigned October 2011)
  • Former Sen. Doug Lamborn (R) (current U.S. House Rep.[24]), listed in the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[22]
  • Former Sen. David Owen (R), former ALEC National Board member and State Chair
  • Former Sen. Ray Powers (R, Senate president, died 2008), former ALEC National Chair[22]
  • Former Sen. Steve Ruddick [14]

References

  1. Email from Laura Bradford to Anne Landman, dated July 29, 2011, 9:35:12 AM MDT, saying she paid $100 dues to ALEC in November, 2010, covering two years' membership, making her a member through November of 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 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
  4. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  5. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  6. member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  8. 8.0 8.1 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, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. 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
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  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, Directory – Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  15. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  16. 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
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Nov./Dec. 2009, organization newsletter, November/December 2009, p. 25, accessed 2011. This website has been altered by ALEC. An archived version from April 7, 2011, is available here.
  18. Claudette Konola Hickenlooper to the Rescue, blog, May 12, 2011
  19. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  21. 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
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  23. 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
  24. Congressman Doug Lamborn, About, U.S. House of Representatives member biography, accessed November 2012