Utah ALEC Politicians

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This is a partial list of Utah 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.

Utah Legislators with ALEC Ties

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Rep. Rob Bishop (R-01)[1]

House of Representatives

  • Rep Cheryl Acton (R-43), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Rep. Melissa Ballard (R-20), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where she participated in "Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Meeting", "Federalism and International Relations Subcommittee Meeting", "Energy, Environment and Agriculture Subcommittee Meeting", "Workshop: New Education Polling Data with EdChoice", "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Reducing Red Tape: Lessons Learned from Successful State Strategies", "Innovation Roundtable", "Workshop: Post-Election Panel: The Future of Energy and Environmental Policy", "Rural Caucus Meeting", "General Session - Morning", "Civil Justice Task Force Meeting", "Training: Let's Talk about Education and Opportunity with Frank Luntz", "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", "Education and Workforce Development Task Force Meeting", "Workshop: Stop the Cancel Culture, Before it Stops You!", "Training: Digital Media: Applying Presidential Strategy To Legislative Races", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Meeting" and "Friday General Session - Afternoon"[3], attended 2020[4] and 2019 meetings[2] David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.</ref>
  • Rep. Kay Christofferson (R-56), Attended 2019[2] and 2020[4]ALEC Annual Meetings, registered member
  • Rep. Karianne Lisonbee (R-14), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where she participated in "General Session - Morning", "Civil Justice Task Force Meeting", "Thursday General Session - Afternoon", "Workshop: Stop the Cancel Culture, Before it Stops You!", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Criminal Justice Task Force Meeting", "Friday General Session - Afternoon" and “Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting", attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Rep. Susan Pulsipher (R-50), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Rep. Paul Ray (R-13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member [5]
  • Rep. Kevin Stratton (R-48), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Rep. Jordan Teuscher (R-42), , attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Reducing Red Tape: Lessons Learned from Successful State Strategies", "CARE Constituent Management Training", "Workshop: Growing Momentum for Personalize Health Care: Health Care Choices 2020", "General Session - Morning", "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: Digital Media: Applying Presidential Strategy To Legislative Races", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Friday General Session - Afternoon", "CARE Constituent Management Training" and "ALEC CONNECT Training"[3]
  • Rep. Norman Thurston (R-64), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives Brad Wilson (R-15)[6]

Senate

  • Sen. J. Stuart Adams (R-22), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "Tax and Fiscal Policy Subcommittee Meeting", "Process Working Group", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Jefferson Awards Ceremony", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Friday General Session - Afternoon" and “Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting", attended 2019[2] and 2020[4] ALEC Annual Meetings, ALEC State Chair,[7] ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member[8]
  • Sen. Curt Bramble (R-16)[9], International Relations Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member[10][8] and former ALEC State Chair[11]
  • Sen. Kirk Cullimore (R-9),[6], attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in “Federalism and International Relations Subcommittee Meeting”, “Opening General Session”, “Training: TPUSA: Saving America’s Academic Institutions: One Student Regent at a Time. What They Are, Why They Matter, How You Can Help”, “Thursday General Session - Afternoon” and “Jefferson Awards Ceremony”, [3] attended ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting[4], attended 2020 ALEC States and Nation Summit where she participated in Turning Point USA training.[3]
  • Sen. David Buxton (R-20), registered member[6]
  • Sen. Lincoln Fillmore (R-10), State Chair, attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in “State Chair Meeting”, “Workshop: New Education Polling Data with EdChoice”, “Task Force Chairs Meeting”, attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2], registered member
  • Sen. Keith Grover (R-15), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2], ALEC Education Task Force Member[12]
  • Sen. Wayne Harper (R-6), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2],[6]
  • Sen. Deidre Henderson (R-7), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Sen. Don Ipson (R-29)
  • Sen. Chris Wilson (R-25), attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "General Session - Morning", "Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting", "Jefferson Awards Ceremony", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Meeting", "Friday General Session - Afternoon", "Health and Human Services Task Force Meeting" and “Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting"
  • Sen. Ronald Winterton (R-64), , attended ALEC's 2020 States and Nation Policy Summit where he participated in "Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Meeting", "Energy, Environment and Agriculture Subcommittee Meeting", "Opening General Session", "Workshop: Post-Election Panel: The Future of Energy and Environmental Policy", "General Session - Morning", "Thursday General Session - Afternoon", "Federalism and International Relations Task Force Meeting", "Training: Let's Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz", "Jefferson Awards Ceremony", "Friday General Session - Morning", "Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Meeting" and "Friday General Session - Afternoon", attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. Melissa Subbotin, Bishop Speaks on Federalism During ALEC Policy Summit, Rob Bishop, November 29, 2012.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Nick Surgey 2019 Annual Meeting Attendees - Legislators Documented August 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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 4.3 4.4 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 2020meet
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 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
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  7. 7.0 7.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational task force membership directory, June 30, 2011, p. 31, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, International and Federal Relations Task Force meeting and Federal Relations Working Group, meeting agenda and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  11. 11.0 11.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. 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
  14. ALEC 1995 SB
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  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, signatory letter to Google, September 24, 2014.
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  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause.
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, IvorRep. Ken Ivory Awarded Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational press release, July 31, 2014.
  22. Bethany Rodgers Ken Ivory is going to work for a consulting firm he recently secured thousands of state dollars to hire Salt Lake Tribune, August 21, 2019
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  26. Chaz Cirame, Senior Director of Membership and Meetings, American Legislative Exchange Council, RE: Utah. SeelRep. Seelig, email to SeelRep. Jennifer Seelig, April 16, 2012, on file with CMD
  27. Chaz Cirame, Senior Director of Membership and Meetings, American Legislative Exchange Council, RE: Utah. SeelRep. Seelig, email to SeelRep. Jennifer Seelig, April 16, 2012, on file with CMD
  28. American Legislative Exchange Council, Committee Roster - Natural Resources Task Force, organizational task force directory, June 30, 2011, document obtained and released by Common Cause
  29. Alliance for a Better Utah, Utah Lawmaker Resigns From ALEC – Better UTAH Applauds Her Decision, organizational press release, July 16, 2012
  30. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  31. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  32. ALEC 1995 SB
  33. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  34. ALEC 1995 SB
  35. 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
  36. American Legislative Exchange Council, Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
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  38. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  39. 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.
  40. 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
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