John Wiles

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John Wiles is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate. Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1994, he was elected to the State Senate in 2004 after failing in his 2002 re-election bid for State Representative.[1]

He previously served as the State Co-Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council for the state of Georgia.[2]

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Transparency in Lawsuits Protection Act

In 2010, the Georgia State Senate passed Senate Bill 138, also known as the "Transparency in Lawsuits Protection Act." According to a press release from Wiles' office, he sponsored the legislation, and admitted it had been "based on American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation."[3]

Connetions to ALEC spokeswoman Raegan Weber

Wiles' former press secretary Raegan Weber is now the Senior Director of Public Addairs for the American Legislative Exchange Council. [4][5]

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  1. “Senator John J. Wiles”, Georgia State Senate – Georgia General Assembly, Accessed July 3, 2011.
  2. “Official Profile: Georgia (GA) State Senator John J. Wiles", Freedom Speaks, FreedomSpeaks.com, Accessed July 3, 2011.
  3. Raegan Weber, "Senate Provides Clarity in Citizens' Private Right to Sue", Press Release, Office of Sen. John Wiles, February 17, 2010, Accessed July 9, 2011.
  4. [1], "Meet Our Staff." American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org.
  5. [2], “Senate Provides Clarity in citizens’ Private Right to Sue.” Weber, Raegan. SenatePress.net. Feb. 17, 2010.
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