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 PRWatch.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. Margie Wilcox (R-104)[1]
  • Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-24)[1]
  • Rep. David Faulkner (R-46)[1]
  • Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-43),[2] attended ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting[3]

Senate

Former Representatives

Former Senators

  • Sen. Bryan Taylor (R-30)[22]
  • Former Sen. Steve French (R-15)[19]
  • Sen. Bill Hightower (R-35)[1][23]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jaime Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented, June 6, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 ALEC, State Chairs, "ALEC", accessed: June 29, 2020
  3. David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mary Sell, Collins gets Alabama spot on conservative policy group, Decatur Daily, March 21, 2014.
  6. Alabama House of Representatives, Representative Victor Gaston, government biography, accessed November 2, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Nick Surgey, Revealed, "Documented", August 19, 2019
  9. David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational site, archived by "ALEC Watch" in 2002, accessed November 2, 2011
  11. Cam Ward, Links, politician's personal website, accessed November 2, 2011
  12. 12.0 12.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  15. Alex Walsh, Alabama Accountability Act bears strong resemblance to ALEC model legislation, Alabama Media Group blog, March 5, 2013.
  16. Two special House elections in Birmingham area, Associated Press, August 30, 2011, accessed April 2012
  17. 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
  18. GOP legislator Greg Wren resigns, pleads guilty to ethics violation, WSFA Channel 12, April 1, 2014.
  19. 19.0 19.1 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
  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
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, Rep. Jack Williams Awarded Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational press release, July 31, 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. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, organizational letter with legislative member signatories, September 24, 2014.