List of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council

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This is a list of current members. For former members, see List of former members of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The American Legislative Exchange Council, otherwise known by the acronym ALEC, is a non-profit 501(c) political organization established in 1973 in Chicago.[1] The legislative members are state and federal legislators. It is a forum to allow the members to write model laws and discuss legislative language with other members. ALEC meetings are an opportunity for the corporate and non-profit leaders to meet and provide feedback to legislators. Member legislators can then use these model bills as templates for their own bills.

ALEC's vision statement is "A nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C."[2]

ALEC keeps its membership, activities and communications confidential.[3] This list includes members whose identity primarily has become known through internal documents revealed to Common Cause and by research by members of the press.

Board of Scholars[edit]

The ALEC Board of Scholars is composed of the following:[4]

Board of directors[edit]

The ALEC board of directors is composed of the following:[5]

NameParty AffiliationState
2013 ALEC National Chair
State Rep. John PiscopoRepublicanConnecticut
First Vice Chair
State Rep. Linda UpmeyerRepublicanIowa
Second Vice Chair
State Rep. Phil KingRepublicanTexas
Treasurer
State Sen. Leah VukmirRepublicanWisconsin
Secretary
State Rep. Liston BarfieldRepublicanSouth Carolina
Chairs Emeritus
State Rep. Harold BrubakerRepublicanNorth Carolina
State Rep. Tom CraddickRepublicanTexas
State Rep. Noble EllingtonRepublicanLouisiana
State Sen. Steve FarisDemocraticArkansas
State Rep. Bobby HogueDemocraticArkansas
State Sen. Owen JohnsonRepublicanNew York
State Rep. Dolores MertzDemocraticIowa
Immediate Past Chair
State Rep. David FrizzellRepublicanIndiana
NameParty AffiliationState
Board Members
State Sen. Gary BanzRepublicanOklahoma
State Sen. Jim BuckRepublicanIndiana
State Sen. Bill CadmanRepublicanColorado
State Sen. Barbara CegavskeRepublicanNevada
State Rep. Joe HarrisonRepublicanLouisiana
Speaker William J. HowellRepublicanVirginia
State Sen. Michael LamoureuxRepublicanArkansas
State Rep. Steve McDanielRepublicanTennessee
Speaker Raymond MerrickRepublicanKansas
State Rep. Tim MoffittRepublicanNorth Carolina
State Sen. Wayne NeiderhauserRepublicanUtah
State Sen. Bill SeitzRepublicanOhio
State Rep. Blair ThoresonRepublicanNorth Dakota
Speaker Thom TillisRepublicanNorth Carolina
State Rep. Curry ToddRepublicanTennessee
State Sen. Susan WagleRepublicanKansas

Private enterprise board[edit]

The ALEC private enterprise board is composed of the following corporate leaders:[6]

PersonCompanyTitleSectorStatus
Steve SearleSAPChairmanSoftwareActive
William CarmichaelAmerican Bail CoalitionVice ChairBail BondsActive
Sandra OliverBayerVice ChairmanPharmaceuticalActive
John Del GornoGlaxoSmithKlineVice ChairmanPharmaceuticalActive
David PowersReynolds AmericanTreasurerTobaccoActive
Lisa A. Sano BlockerEnergy Future HoldingsBoard MemberEnergy/OilActive
Jeffrey BondPhRMABoard MemberPharmaceuticalActive
Robert JonesPfizer Inc.Board MemberPharmaceuticalActive
Kenneth LaneDiageoBoard MemberAlcoholic BeveragesActive
Bill LeahyAT&TBoard MemberTelecommunicationsActive
Pat ThomasUnited Parcel ServiceBoard MemberShippingActive
Kelly MaderPeabody EnergyBoard MemberEnergy/OilActive
Mike MorganKoch Companies Public Sector,LLCBoard MemberTimber/Oil/ChemicalsActive
Daniel SmithAltriaBoard MemberTobaccoActive
Cynthia BergmanExxonMobilBoard MemberEnergy/OilActive
Roland SpiesState Farm InsuranceBoard MemberInsuranceActive

State chairs[edit]

ALEC state chairs from state legislatures are:[7]

StateLeaders (Party)
AlabamaTerri Collins (R)
Greg Reed (R)
AlaskaWes Keller (R)
ArizonaDebbie Lesko (R)
ArkansasEddie Joe Williams (R)
Nate Bell (R)
CaliforniaJoel Anderson (R)
ColoradoBill Cadman (R)
Lori Saine (R)
ConnecticutWhit Betts (R)
DelawareColin Bonini (R)
FloridaJohn Wood (R)
Kelli Stargel (R)
GeorgiaBruce Williamson (R)
Judson Hill (R)
HawaiiGene Ward (R)
IdahoJeff Thompson (R)
Steve Vick (R)
Jim Patrick (R)
IllinoisDavid Reis (R)
IndianaJim Buck (R)
David Wolkins (R)
IowaLinda J. Miller (R)
Bill Dix (R)
KansasRaymond Merrick (R)
KentuckyTom Buford (R)
Jim DeCesare (R)
LouisianaRay Garofalo (R)
StateLeaders (Party)
MaineAndre Cushing III (R)
MarylandSusan W. Krebs (R)
Christopher Shank (R)
MassachusettsVacant
MichiganMike Green (R)
Aric Nesbitt (R)
MinnesotaMary Kiffmeyer R
MississippiJim Ellington R
MissouriTim Jones R
Jason T. Smith R
MontanaGary MacLaren R
Scott Reichner R
NebraskaJim Smith
NevadaBarbara Cegavske R
New HampshireGary L. Daniel R
Jordan G. Ulery R
New JerseySteve Oroho R
Jay Webber R
New MexicoPaul C. Bandy R
William Payne R
New YorkOwen H. Johnson R
North CarolinaFred F. Steen II R
North DakotaAlan H. Carlson R
Bette Grande R
OhioJohn Adams R
StateLeaders (Party)
OklahomaGary Banz R
Cliff Aldridge R
OregonGene Whisnant R
PennsylvaniaBrian L. Ellis R
Rhode IslandFrancis T. Maher, Jr. R
Jon Brien D
South CarolinaListon Barfield R
Thomas Alexander R
South DakotaDeb Peters R
Valentine B. Rausch R
TennesseeCurry Todd R
TexasCharles F. Howard R
Jim Jackson R
Kel Seliger R
UtahCurtis S. Bramble R
Wayne L. Niederhauser R
Chris Herrod R
VermontKevin J. Mullin R
VirginiaJohn A. Cosgrove, Jr. R
Stephen H. Martin R
WashingtonJan Angel R
Don Benton R
West VirginiaEric Householder R
Wisconsin
Robin J. Vos R
WyomingPeter S. Illoway R

Task force members[edit]

ALEC presently has 9 task forces to "commission research, publish papers, convene workshops, issue alerts, and serve as clearinghouses of information on free market policies in the states." Each task force is co-chaired by one state legislator (termed "public") and one corporate representative(termed "private"), but Private Co-Chairs have veto power over final decisions of their task force. The primary goal of these task forces is to develop model policies for the country. "The centerpiece to the Task Forces is ALEC’s model legislation. To date, ALEC has considered, written, and approved hundreds of model bills, resolutions, and policy statements."[8]

Contributing authors[edit]

Corporate and non-profit members[edit]

Legislative members[edit]

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

See also[edit]

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