List of former members of the American Legislative Exchange Council

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The American Legislative Exchange Council, otherwise known by the acronym ALEC, is a non-profit 501(c) political organization established in 1975. 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 the model bills as templates for their own bills.

Members here are listed as former members by virtue of the end of their terms in office of the various state legislatures, a necessary qualifier for membership in ALEC. None of these former members resigned from ALEC. See Resigned legislative members for the individuals who have announced they are no longer members by choice.

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

Notable former legislative members[edit]

Early members included a number of state and local politicians who went on to statewide or national office, including Bob Kasten and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin, John Engler of Michigan, Terry Branstad of Iowa, and John Kasich of Ohio.[1] Several members of Congress were also involved in the organization during its early years, including Sen. James L. Buckley and Rep. Jack Kemp of New York, Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and Rep. Phil Crane of Illinois.[1] More recently, Eric Cantor Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives was an alumnus.[2]

Former elected government official members[edit]

Former state level members[edit]

Arizona
Connecticut
North Carolina
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Former members elected to the U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Former members elected to the U.S. Senate[edit]

Alabama
Florida
Idaho
Kansas
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
West Virginia
Wyoming

Former members elected Governor[edit]

Arizona
Colorado
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Utah
Wisconsin

Resigned legislative members[edit]

Former corporate members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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