Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.

Louisiana Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Beryl Amedee (R-51) attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where she participated in the "Workshop: State Budget Reform Toolkit: Policy Best Practices to Help Legislators Navigate the Fiscal Uncertainty of COVID-19," "Workshop: Against Critical Theory’s Onslaught: Reclaiming Education and the American Dream"
  • Rep. Paula Davis (R-69); State Chair, paid 2-year membership fee on December 7, 2016[1]
  • Rep. Julie Emerson (R-39), attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2], featured in a 2018 ALEC blog on occupational licensing.[3] Participated in a 2017 CPAC panel on "Criminal Justice Reform" along with an ALEC staffer.[4]
  • Rep. Ray Garofalo (R-103), ALEC State Chairman[5]
  • Rep. Barry Ivey (R-65), [6]
  • Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-5), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[7]
  • Rep. Mark Wright (R-77), attended 2021 ALEC Annual Meeting[8][9]

Senate

Unconfirmed ALEC Ties

  • Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-43) is unconfirmed as a dues-paying ALEC member. Bishop was the primary "author" of a bill similar to ALEC's "Paycheck Protection Act" in the 2015 LA legislative session, the fourth attempt by ALEC legislators to pass a law to prevent unions from collecting membership fees.[13]
  • Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-64) is unconfirmed as a dues-paying ALEC member. Hodges sponsored a 2017 bill similar to ALEC's draft "Protection and Enforcement Against the Commercial Exclusion of Israel" (since removed from ALEC's website).[14] [15] [16]

Former Governor

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. Rep. Paula Davis, [1] Candidate's Report, pg.15, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 15, 2017
  2. Nick Surgey 2019 Annual Meeting Attendees - Legislators Documented August 2019
  3. Ronald J. Lampard, Louisiana Takes Positive Step to Remove Occupational Licensing Barriers ALEC, Apr. 2, 2018
  4. Ronald J. Lampard, Criminal Justice Policy a Hot Topic at CPAC ALEC, Feb. 25, 2017
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  6. attended the 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, Izzy Santa, Twitter, July 19, 2017.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 Marsha Shuler, Official trips to cost La. $70,000, The Advocate, July 28, 2011
  8. Emel Akan, State Legislators Grappling to Address Big Tech Censorship, The Epoch Times, August 10, 2021.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named docu
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, July 1, 2012, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, March 3, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. Sue Lincoln, "Protecting" Paychecks from Union Dues, WRKF 89.3, May 1, 2015
  14. Mark Ballard, Louisiana House moves to support Israel, but bill is gutted of strongest requirements, The Advocate, May 25, 2017.
  15. ALEC Goes After BDS, Institute for Palestine Studies, July 25, 2016
  16. Jessica Mason, ALEC 2016 Agenda Boosts Charters, Coal, and Other Corporate Funders, PR Watch, July 26, 2016
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  19. 19.0 19.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Task Force Packet August 2010, organizational document obtained and released by Common Cause, August 2010
  21. Tom Aswell, First it was corporations bailing out; now the parade of Louisiana Legislators exiting ALEC membership begins, Louisiana Voice, April 18 2012, accessed April 2012
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 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
  23. Richard Fischer, HarrRep. Harrison to receive Legislator of the Year award, Tri-Parish Times, July 22, 2014.
  24. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  25. Jeremy Alford, Local representative has role in national gathering, Houma Today, August 4, 2011
  26. Tom Aswell, State HarrRep. Joe Harrison uses state stationery to solicit $1,000 contributions in order to support ALEC agenda, Louisiana Voice, July 5, 2012
  27. 27.0 27.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  29. Jr. Rep. Lowell Chris Hazel, [http://ethics.la.gov/CampaignFinanceSearch/LA-22144.pdf Candidate's Report, pg.20, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 1, 2011
  30. 30.0 30.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  31. 31.0 31.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, March 31, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  32. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Saving Dollars and Protecting Communities: State Successes in Corrections Policy," annual meeting speaker biographies and materials, August 3, 2011, on file with CMD
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 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
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Tom Aswell, Did legislators collect from ALEC and from House and Senate for attending legislative planning conferences?, Louisiana Voice, April 11, 2012
  35. American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster, organizational task force membership directory, March 31, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  36. SimoRep. Scott Simon, [2] Candidate's Report, pg.9, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 15, 2013
  37. Campaign to Elect Norby Chabert, Candidate's Report, pg.33, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 16, 2011
  38. Jr. Sen. Major Thibaut, Candidate's Report, pg.49, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 1, 2011
  39. MartSen. Daniel Martiny, Candidate's Report, pg.29, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 3, 2006
  40. Michael J. Michot, [3] Candidate's Report, pg.34, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 17, 2009
  41. Michael J. Michot, [4] Candidate's Report, pg.41, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 15, 2012
  42. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EPA Letter for Senate
  43. ThomSen. Francis C. Thompson, Candidate's Report, pg.28, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Sept. 22, 2011
  44. ThomSen. Francis C. Thompson, Candidate's Report, pg.28, filed to Louisiana Ethics Administration on Feb. 17, 2010

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