Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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.

Minnesota Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Jon Collin, Kiffmeyer: 30 Minnesota legislators are ALEC members, Minnesota Independent, August 5, 2011
  2. Sally Jo Sorensen, Greg Davids and ALEC: SE MN representative was Minnesota legislative state chair in 1992, Bluestem Prairie blog, December 7, 2012.
  3. Sally Jo Sorensen, Greg David's 2002 Winona State U Distinguished Alumni Award bio includes ALEC membership, Bluestem Prairie blog, December 7, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  5. Cyndy Brucato, With yes vote on gay marriage, GOP Rep. Garofalo builds war chest — just in case, Minnpost, July 12, 2013.
  6. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  7. 7.0 7.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Natural Resources Task Force Committee Roster, organizational document, March 31, 2011, document obtained and uploaded by Common Cause, accessed November 2012
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, [http://www.commoncause.org/atf/cf/%7BFB3C17E2-CDD1-4DF6-92BE-BD4429893665%7D/tax_35-daymailing_stfs2011_updated%20Ohio.pdf – Full Name and Address], Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 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
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  13. 13.0 13.1 Jon Collins, Minnesota Reps. Kiffmeyer, Shimanski attend ALEC conference in New Orleans, Minnesota Independent, August 4, 2011
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  15. Rep. King Banaian, email correspondence with constituent, RE: Information request, July 7, 2011 (on file with CMD)
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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