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Travis Tranel is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 49th District. He is on the following committees: Agriculture; Financial Institutions; and Insurance. 
Tranel was reelected on November 6, 2012.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Tranel is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and serves as an alternate on the ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Tranel co-authored 4 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy.
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.
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Wisconsin State Legislature. Travis Tranel. Government website. Accessed August 1, 2011.
- Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
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