Minnesota ALEC Politicians

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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 Minnesota 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.

Minnesota Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Unconfirmed ALEC Ties

Former Representatives

  • Former house majority leader Rep. Joyce Peppin (R-34A), ALEC member[1] Stepped down to become a lobbyist

for Minnesota Rural Electric Association.

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Jon Collin, Kiffmeyer: 30 Minnesota legislators are ALEC members, Minnesota Independent, August 5, 2011
  2. Sally Jo Sorensen, Greg Davids and ALEC: SE MN representative was Minnesota legislative state chair in 1992, Bluestem Prairie blog, December 7, 2012.
  3. Sally Jo Sorensen, Greg David's 2002 Winona State U Distinguished Alumni Award bio includes ALEC membership, Bluestem Prairie blog, December 7, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 State Lawmakers Tell Congress: Give states more flexibility in the American Health Care Act, ALEC Action, March 17, 2017
  6. Cyndy Brucato, With yes vote on gay marriage, GOP Rep. Garofalo builds war chest — just in case, Minnpost, July 12, 2013.
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  8. 8.0 8.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Natural Resources Task Force Committee Roster, organizational document, March 31, 2011, document obtained and uploaded by Common Cause, accessed November 2012
  11. ALEC Action letter in support of Medicare Part D, February 15, 2017
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, [http://www.commoncause.org/atf/cf/%7BFB3C17E2-CDD1-4DF6-92BE-BD4429893665%7D/tax_35-daymailing_stfs2011_updated%20Ohio.pdf – Full Name and Address], Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 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
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  15. 15.0 15.1 Jon Collins, Minnesota Reps. Kiffmeyer, Shimanski attend ALEC conference in New Orleans, Minnesota Independent, August 4, 2011
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  17. Kevin Featherly, In the Hopper: Attorney fees; freezing out trespassers; booze on Sunday, Minnesota Lawyer, Feb. 23, 2017
  18. Chris Steller, Owners wouldn’t be obliged to make property safe for trespassers, Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services, Feb. 14, 2017
  19. Aaron J. Brown, New MN House bills checking regulators would benefit mines, Minnesota Brown, Feb. 10, 2015
  20. Rep. King Banaian, email correspondence with constituent, RE: Information request, July 7, 2011 (on file with CMD)
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  22. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  23. 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
  24. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed June 30, 2011. This website has been altered by ALEC and is no longer available.
  25. 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