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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 PRWatch.org site.

This is a partial list of politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Not all dues-paying members of ALEC are included below because ALEC does not post its full list, but the following list includes politicians who have been in a leadership role in ALEC as a member of a task force or other publicly known role. It also includes politicians who have been featured speakers or who have accepted awards at ALEC meetings. (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.

Legislators with ALEC Ties

High-Profile

ALEC Award-Winners

(In addition to these politicians, ALEC has given awards to such corporate CEOs as Richard DeVos and Jay VanAndel of Amway (both in 1993) and Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch of Koch Industries (both in 1994).)

See ALEC Award Winners for more.

Featured Speakers

See ALEC Featured Speakers for more.)

Prominent Alumni

See ALEC Alumni in Congress for more.

ALEC Alumni in Congress

See ALEC Alumni in Congress.

Governors with Ties to ALEC

Former Governors

  • Former Governor Jan Brewer (Arizona)[14]
  • Former Governor Bill Owens (Colorado)[10]
  • Former Governor Terry Branstad (Iowa), current United States Ambassador to China, identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years[15]
  • Former Governor John Engler (Michigan), identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years[10]
  • Former Governor Nikki Haley (South Carolina), ALEC alumna[16]
  • Former Governor John Kasich (Ohio), identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years[15]
  • Former Governor Frank Keating (Oklahoma)[10]
  • Former Governor Bob McDonnell (Virginia)[17]
  • Former Governor Rick Perry (Texas), current United States Secretary of Energy, ALEC member as of 1990,[18] and received the "Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award" from ALEC in 2010[19]
  • Former Governor Scott Walker (Wisconsin)[20][21]
  • Former Governor Tommy Thompson (Wisconsin), identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years[10]
  • Governor Mary Fallin (Oklahoma) [22]
  • Former Governor John G. Rowland and Lt. Governor Jodi Rell (Connecticut), listed in "1999 ALEC Leaders in the States" by ALEC as alumni[23]

Politicians on ALEC's "Public" Board of Directors

See ALEC Board of Directors.

Task Force Politicians

See ALEC Task Force Politicians.

State Chairmen

See ALEC State Chairmen, including Previous State Chairmen.

International ALEC Partners

  • MEP Reem Badran - Jordan[24]
  • MEP Richard Ashworth – United Kingdom
  • Senator Cory Bernardi – Australia
  • MEP Adam Bielan – Poland
  • MEP Martin Callanan – United Kingdom
  • MEP Philip Claeys – Belgium
  • MP David Darchiashvili – Georgia
  • MEP Niranjan Deva – United Kingdom
  • Honourable Iris Evans (PC - Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations) - Canada[25]
  • MEP Cristofer Fjellner – Sweden
  • MEP Daniel Hannan – United Kingdom
  • MP Chris Heaton-Harris – United Kingdom
  • MEP Roger Helmer – United Kingdom
  • Assemblywoman Ayesha Javed – Pakistan
  • MEP Syed Kamall – United Kingdom
  • MEP Michal Kaminski – Poland
  • MEP Miroslaw Piotrowski – Poland
  • MEP Ivo Strejcek – Czech Republic
  • MEP Robert Sturdy – United Kingdom
  • MEP Konrad Szymanski – Poland[26]

Former International ALEC Partners

  • Former Defense Secretary Dr. Liam Fox – United Kingdom[27]

Featured Speakers at ALEC Events

See ALEC Featured Speakers: Politicians.

ALEC Award Winners

See ALEC Award Winners.

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources

External articles

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  2. Office of the Governor Rick Perry, Gov. Perry: Texas’ Strong Economy Built Upon Solid Values, Press Release, August 5, 2010
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans, January 1993
  4. Chris Taylor ALEC in Disarray Exposed by CMD Aug 13, 2018
  5. ALEC News, Archived version of website accessed July 19, 2011. Bush addressed ALEC's 32nd Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX.
  6. OVER 300 STATE LEGISLATORS 'WELL PREPARED' FOR 2004 LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS, December 13, 2003.
  7. Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution, "Economic Issues," C-SPAN, July 21, 2006
  8. Scott Zimmerman Trump Appoints Stephen Moore, ALEC’s Favorite Economist, to Fed ExposedbyCMD, April 17th, 2019
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting Publication, organizational document, August 18-22, 1998.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Annual Report, organizational report, 2002, accessed September 23, 2011
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, '99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational website, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed October 2012
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General on ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care bill, youtube channel, accessed January 3, 2014.
  13. American Legislative Exchange Council, Inside ALEC, organizational publication, 2008.
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans, January 1993
  15. 15.0 15.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, History, organizational site, accessed April 2012
  16. South Carolina State Ethics Commission, Expenditures: Candidate: Haley, Nikki R, Office: State House Representative, Locale/District: 87, state public disclosure and accountability reporting system, January 1, 2008 to July 1, 2008, accessed July 2012.
  17. "Inside ALEC Apr. 2009", American Legislative Exchange Council (April 2009), p. 31. Retrieved on July 2011. 
  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, FYI: A Bulletin For ALEC Leaders, November 2, 1990.
  19. Office of the Governor, Rick Perry, Gov. Perry: Texas’ Strong Economy Built Upon Solid Values, press release, August 5, 2010, accessed April 2012
  20. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, Blue Book, state legislative reference book, 1997, p. 31
  21. Scott Walker and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have long history, Badger Democracy blog, June 10, 2011
  22. American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  23. American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  24. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Women’s Democracy Network Legislative Exchange Is a Study in Hands-On Democracy," Inside ALEC, organizational newsletter, October 2012, p. 26.
  25. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Energy, Environment, and Agriculture 2011 Annual Meeting Task Force Meeting," speaker biographies and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  26. American Legislative Exchange Council, "International Delegates," organizational website, accessed July 2, 2011. This website has been altered by ALEC and is no longer available. The new list is available here and does not include former UK defense secretary Dr. Liam Fox since his resignation, or PC Iris Evans.
  27. Liam Fox resigns: live coverage – Friday 14 October 2011, The Guardian UK, October 14, 2011