Jim Ellington is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate. He serves on the following committees: Conservation and Water Resources, Judiciary B, Judiciary En Banc, Marine Resources and Ways and Means.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Ellington is the Mississippi State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of July 2011. He also sits on the ALEC Board of Directors. In August 2011, he was given ALEC's 2011 Legislator of the Year Award.
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Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Jim Ellington, Congress.org. Accessed July 7, 2011.
- State Chairmen, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 7, 2011.
- Board of Directors, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 7, 2011.
- American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
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