Alabama ALEC Politicians

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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 ExposedbyCMD.org site.

For a list of politicians with known ALEC ties, please see ALEC Politicians.

This is a partial list of Alabama 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.

Alabama Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Jim Carns (R-48) [1]
  • Rep. Terri Collins (R-8)[2]
  • Rep. Danny Crawford (R-5)[3]
  • Rep. David Faulkner (R-46)[4]
  • Rep. Danny Garrett (R-44)[4]
  • Rep. Victor Gaston (R-100)[5]
  • Rep. Lynn Greer (R-2)[3]
  • Rep. Mike Holmes (R-31), ALEC State Chair; attended ALEC's 2020 Annual Meeting[6]
  • Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-24)[4]
  • Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-25), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit
  • Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-43),ALEC State Chair[7]; attended ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting[8]; attended "Workshop: New Education Polling Data with EdChoice, "CARE Constituent Management Training," "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz," "Jefferson Awards," and the "Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting" at ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit
  • Rep. Phillip Pettus (R-1)[3]
  • Rep. Howard Sanderford (R-20); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[9]
  • Rep. Margie Wilcox (R-104)[4]

Senate

Former Representatives

  • Former Rep. Greg Canfield [11][12]
  • Rep. Chad Fincher (R-Mobile)[13]
  • Rep. Steve Flowers, currently a syndicated political columnist and potential 2014 candidate for Alabama Public Service Commission. [1]
  • Rep. Mike Hill (R-41)
  • Rep. Richard Laird (D-37))[12]
  • Former Rep. Alan Layson [1]
  • Rep. Richard J. Lindsey (D-39) [1]
  • Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R-43), former Alabama state chair[14]
  • Former Rep. Bob McKee, listed as one of the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[15]
  • Rep. Demetrius C. Newton (D-53), listed as one of the "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC[15]

Former Senators

  • Sen. Bill Hightower (R-35)[4][21]
  • Sen. Bryan Taylor (R-30)[22]
  • Former Sen. Steve French (R-15)[16]
  • Sen. Cam Ward (R-14)[23]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mary Sell, Collins gets Alabama spot on conservative policy group, Decatur Daily, March 21, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nick Surgey, Revealed, "Documented", August 19, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Jaime Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented, June 6, 2019
  5. Alabama House of Representatives, Representative Victor Gaston, government biography, accessed November 2, 2011
  6. David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 ALEC, State Chairs, "ALEC", accessed: June 29, 2020
  8. David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.
  9. 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
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational site, archived by "ALEC Watch" in 2002, accessed November 2, 2011
  11. Two special House elections in Birmingham area, Associated Press, August 30, 2011, accessed April 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  13. Alex Walsh, Alabama Accountability Act bears strong resemblance to ALEC model legislation, Alabama Media Group blog, March 5, 2013.
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  15. 15.0 15.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  16. 16.0 16.1 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, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, Rep. Jack Williams Awarded Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational press release, July 31, 2014.
  19. American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster 2 - Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development, organizational task force directory, June 30, 2010, document obtained and released by Common Cause, April 2012
  20. GOP legislator Greg Wren resigns, pleads guilty to ethics violation, WSFA Channel 12, April 1, 2014.
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, organizational letter with legislative member signatories, September 24, 2014.
  22. Sen. Bryan Taylor, "I think I registered online for ALEC and NCSL two years ago right after election," personal tweet, Twitter.com, March 8, 2013.
  23. Cam Ward, Links, politician's personal website, accessed November 2, 2011