Oklahoma ALEC Politicians

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This is a partial list of Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Sherrie Conley (R-20)[1]
  • Rep. Dean Davis (R-98)[1]
  • Rep. Denis Crosswhite Hader (R-41)[1]
  • Rep. Dell Kerbs (R-26)[2]
  • Rep. Mark Lepak (R-09); State Chair[2], attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "Civil Justice Committee and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Subcommittee Joint Meeting, November 30, 2020[edit]", "Federalism and International Relations Subcommittee Meeting, November 30, 2020[edit]", "State Chair Meeting", "Workshop: New Education Polling Data with EdChoice", "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Reducing Red Tape: Lessons Learned from Successful State Strategies", "Workshop: AB5/ABC/Prop-22... What’s Happening, What’s Next and What you Need to Know in the States and DC?", "Workshop: Growing Momentum for Personalize Health Care: Health Care Choices 2020", "General Session - Morning", "Training: Let's Talk about Education and Opportunity with Frank Luntz", "Thursday General Session - Afternoon", "Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Jefferson Awards Ceremony", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting", "Friday General Session - Afternoon" and "Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting"[3]
  • Rep. Charles McCall (R-22), registered member
  • Rep. Kevin McDugle (R-12)[2]
  • Rep. James Olsen (R-2)[1]
  • Rep. Logan Phillips (R-24), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "Opening General Session" and "General Session - Morning"[3]
  • Rep. Ajay Pittman (D-99), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where she participated in "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Post-Election Panel: The Future of Energy and Environmental Policy", "Workshop: Growing Momentum for Personalize Health Care: Health Care Choices 2020", "Civil Justice Task Force Meeting", "Workshop: State Budget Reform Toolkit: Policy Best Practices to Help Legislators Navigate the Fiscal Uncertainty of COVID-19", "Training: Let's Talk about Education and Opportunity with Frank Luntz", "Workshop: Stop the Cancel Culture, Before it Stops You!", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting", "Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Meeting" and "Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting"[3]
  • Rep. Randy Randleman (R-15)[1]
  • Rep. Cynthia Roe (R-42)[1]
  • Rep. Todd Russ (R-55), attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting[4]

Senate

  • Sen. Michael Bergstrom (R-1),[2], attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "Civil Justice Committee and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Subcommittee Joint Meeting", "Tax and Fiscal Policy Subcommittee Meeting", "Task Force Chairs Meeting", "Workshop: Reducing Red Tape: Lessons Learned from Successful State Strategies", "Workshop: AB5/ABC/Prop-22... What’s Happening, What’s Next and What you Need to Know in the States and DC? ", "Rural Caucus Meeting", "General Session - Morning", "Civil Justice Task Force Meeting", "Communications and Technology Task Force Meeting", "Thursday General Session - Afternoon", "Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Jefferson Awards Ceremony", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting", "Friday General Session - Afternoon", "Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting", "CARE Constituent Management Training" and “ALEC CONNECT Training"[3], attended ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting[5]
  • Sen. Stephanie Bice (R-22)[2]
  • Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-33)[6]
  • Sen. Julie Daniels (R-29), State Chair[2][7] registered member, attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where she participated in "State Chair Meeting", "Workshop: New Education Polling Data with EdChoice", "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Reducing Red Tape: Lessons Learned from Successful State Strategies", "Workshop: Growing Momentum for Personalize Health Care: Health Care Choices 2020", "General Session - Morning", "Civil Justice Task Force Meeting", "Training: Digital Media: Applying Presidential Strategy To Legislative Races", "Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting", "CARE Constituent Management Training"and two events called "ALEC CONNECT Training"[3]
  • Sen. Kim David (R), former ALEC State Chair,[8] attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting[4]
  • Sen. Darcy Jech (R-26), attended 2015 ALEC Annual Meeting[4]
  • Sen. Paul Scott (R-43)[1]
  • Sen. Gary Stanislawski (R-35), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member [9]

County Commissioners

  • Commissioner Mitch Antle, (Washington County District 1), attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[10]

Former Representatives

Former Senators

Officeholders

  • Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready[2]

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Nick Surgey Revealed "Documented" August 19, 2019
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 David Armiak, "ALEC Working in Partnership with Turning Point USA, Major Player in Capitol Insurrection", Exposed by CMD, January 13, 2021, accessed January 26, 2021.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 Rick Green, "Conference attracts Oklahoma lawmakers to San Diego," The Oklahoman, July 26, 2015.
  5. David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.
  6. ALEC, State and Local Legislators Urge Congress to Eliminate State and Local Tax Deduction in Exchange for Pro-Growth Lower Rates, ALEC, October 16, 2017.
  7. ALEC State Chair organziational website, accessed Sept 2018
  8. 8.0 8.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational task force membership directory, June 30, 2011, p. 31, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  10. Grarret Giles, Commissioner Antle Prepares for Austin, Texas Trip, Bartlesville Radio, August 12, 2019.
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Civil Justice Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 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
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 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
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 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
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named TFOH
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  23. 23.0 23.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  24. 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
  25. ALEC 1995 SB
  26. Sen. David Holt, Bio, Oklahoma State Senate website, accessed October 2012
  27. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
  28. Aaron Brilbeck, "Only On 9: State Lawmakers Share Ideas At Civil Asset Forfeiture Conference," News9, July 28, 2016.
  29. Laura Elliott, Director of State Programs, American Legislative Exchange Council, Email to Sen. Jabar Shumate RE: Membership, email from ALEC staff confirming membership cancellation, April 30, 2012.
  30. 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.
  31. "Senate Pro Tem Glenn Coffee named Legislator of the Year," Capital Beat OK, August 17, 2010.
  32. ALEC 1995 SB