Georgia 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 Georgia 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.

Georgia Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-115), Majority Caucus Secretary/Treasurer[1]
  • Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-173)[1]
  • Rep. Richard Smith (R-134)[1]
  • Rep. Jimmy Pruett (R-149)[1]
  • Rep. Alan Powell (R-32)[1]
  • Rep. Dave Belton (R-112); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Jon Burns (R-159); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. John Carson (R-46);[3] received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. David Clark (R-98); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Kevin Cooke (R-18); Public Safety and Elections Task Force [4]
  • Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-41)[5]; Health and Human Services Task Force[6]
  • Rep. John Corbett (R-174); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-13); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Matt Dollar (R-45); State Chair, received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Terry England (R-108); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[7][1]
  • Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-36), former member of ALEC Board of Directors and ALEC State Chair[8]
  • Rep. Micah Gravley (R-67); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Gerald E. Greene (R-149); International Relations Task Force[9]
  • Rep. Brett Harrell (R-106); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Lee Hawkins (R-27); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Jan Jones (R-46); Education Task Force[10]
  • Rep. Trey Kelley (R-16); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-12); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Charles E. Martin, Jr. (R-47); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[11]
  • Rep. Butch Parrish (R-158); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Don L. Parsons (R-42); Communications and Technology Task Force[12]
  • Rep. Lynn Smith (R-70); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[13]
  • Rep. Ed Setzler (R-35); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force [14]
  • Rep. Bill Werkheiser (R-157); received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]
  • Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-115);[15] state co-chair;[2] received meals or entertainment from corporate lobbyists at the time of a 2015 ALEC meeting in Savannah, Georgia.[2]

Senate

Office Holders

  • Public Service Commissioner Jason Shaw[1]

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

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