West Virginia ALEC Politicians

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For a list of politicians with known ALEC ties, please see ALEC Politicians.

This is a partial list of West Virginia 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.

West Virginia Legislators with ALEC Ties

US Senate

  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), ALEC Senate Initiatives[1]

State Senate

  • Sen. Patricia Rucker, State Chair[2], attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where she participated in "Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Meeting", "Tax and Fiscal Policy Subcommittee Meeting", "State Chair Meeting", "Workshop: New Education Polling Data with EdChoice", "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Reducing Red Tape: Lessons Learned from Successful State Strategies", "Process Working Group", "Rural Caucus Meeting", "General Session - Morning", "Workshop: State Budget Reform Toolkit: Policy Best Practices to Help Legislators Navigate the Fiscal Uncertainty of COVID-19", "Training: TPUSA: Saving America’s Academic Institutions: One Student Regent at a Time. What They Are, Why They Matter, How You Can Help", "Workshop: Against Critical Theory’s Onslaught: Reclaiming Education and the American Dream", "Thursday General Session - Afternoon", "Workshop: Stop the Cancel Culture, Before it Stops You!", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Jefferson Awards Ceremony", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Friday General Session - Afternoon" and "CARE Constituent Management Training"[3], attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[4]

House of Delegates

Former Delegates

Former Senators

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Senate", organization website, accessed July 8, 2013
  2. ALEC State Chairs Organizational website, accessed sept 2018
  3. 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Nick Surgey 2019 Annual Meeting Attendees - Legislators Documented August 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  6. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational task force membership directory, June 30, 2011, p. 31, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  7. Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council, Natural Resources Task Force as of 6/30/2011, organizational task force directory, June 30, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause.
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, Director – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  11. ALEC Task Force Packet August 2010, Common Cause, August 2010
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, Director – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  14. 14.0 14.1 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
  15. David Groves, ALEC UPDATE, "Washington's Newsstand News", April 26, 2012
  16. ALEC 1995 SB
  17. ALEC 1995 SB
  18. ALEC 1995 SB
  19. ALEC 1995 SB
  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  21. ALEC 1995 SB
  22. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  23. ALEC 1995 SB
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  27. ALEC 1995 SB
  28. 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.
  29. ALEC 1995 SB
  30. Alison Knezevich, ALEC’s influence in West Virginia, Charleston Gazette, July 21, 2011