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]

Name Party Affiliation State
2013 ALEC National Chair
State Rep. John Piscopo Republican Connecticut
First Vice Chair
State Rep. Linda Upmeyer Republican Iowa
Second Vice Chair
State Rep. Phil King Republican Texas
Treasurer
State Sen. Leah Vukmir Republican Wisconsin
Secretary
State Rep. Liston Barfield Republican South Carolina
Chairs Emeritus
State Rep. Harold Brubaker Republican North Carolina
State Rep. Tom Craddick Republican Texas
State Rep. Noble Ellington Republican Louisiana
State Sen. Steve Faris Democratic Arkansas
State Rep. Bobby Hogue Democratic Arkansas
State Sen. Owen Johnson Republican New York
State Rep. Dolores Mertz Democratic Iowa
Immediate Past Chair
State Rep. David Frizzell Republican Indiana
Name Party Affiliation State
Board Members
State Sen. Gary Banz Republican Oklahoma
State Sen. Jim Buck Republican Indiana
State Sen. Bill Cadman Republican Colorado
State Sen. Barbara Cegavske Republican Nevada
State Rep. Joe Harrison Republican Louisiana
Speaker William J. Howell Republican Virginia
State Sen. Michael Lamoureux Republican Arkansas
State Rep. Steve McDaniel Republican Tennessee
Speaker Raymond Merrick Republican Kansas
State Rep. Tim Moffitt Republican North Carolina
State Sen. Wayne Neiderhauser Republican Utah
State Sen. Bill Seitz Republican Ohio
State Rep. Blair Thoreson Republican North Dakota
Speaker Thom Tillis Republican North Carolina
State Rep. Curry Todd Republican Tennessee
State Sen. Susan Wagle Republican Kansas

Private enterprise board[edit]

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

Person Company Title Sector Status
William Carmichael American Bail Coalition Vice Chair Bail Bonds Active
Sandra Oliver Bayer Vice Chairman Pharmaceutical Active
John Del Gorno GlaxoSmithKline Vice Chairman Pharmaceutical Active
David Powers Reynolds American Treasurer Tobacco Active
Lisa A. Sano Blocker Energy Future Holdings Board Member Energy/Oil Active
Jeffrey Bond PhRMA Board Member Pharmaceutical Active
Robert Jones Pfizer Inc. Board Member Pharmaceutical Active
Kenneth Lane Diageo Board Member Alcoholic Beverages Active
Bill Leahy AT&T Board Member Telecommunications Active
Pat Thomas United Parcel Service Board Member Shipping Active
Kelly Mader Peabody Energy Board Member Energy/Oil Active
Mike Morgan Koch Companies Public Sector,LLC Board Member Timber/Oil/Chemicals Active
Daniel Smith Altria Board Member Tobacco Active
Cynthia Bergman ExxonMobil Board Member Energy/Oil Active
Roland Spies State Farm Insurance Board Member Insurance Active

State chairs[edit]

ALEC state chairs from state legislatures are:[7]

State Leaders (Party)
Alabama Terri Collins (R)
Greg Reed (R)
Alaska Wes Keller (R)
Arizona Debbie Lesko (R)
Arkansas Eddie Joe Williams (R)
Nate Bell (R)
California Joel Anderson (R)
Colorado Bill Cadman (R)
Lori Saine (R)
Connecticut Whit Betts (R)
Delaware Colin Bonini (R)
Florida John Wood (R)
Kelli Stargel (R)
Georgia Bruce Williamson (R)
Judson Hill (R)
Hawaii Gene Ward (R)
Idaho Jeff Thompson (R)
Steve Vick (R)
Jim Patrick (R)
Illinois David Reis (R)
Indiana Jim Buck (R)
David Wolkins (R)
Iowa Linda J. Miller (R)
Bill Dix (R)
Kansas Raymond Merrick (R)
Kentucky Tom Buford (R)
Jim DeCesare (R)
Louisiana Ray Garofalo (R)
State Leaders (Party)
Maine Andre Cushing III (R)
Maryland Susan W. Krebs (R)
Christopher Shank (R)
Massachusetts Vacant
Michigan Mike Green (R)
Aric Nesbitt (R)
Minnesota Mary Kiffmeyer R
Mississippi Jim Ellington R
Missouri Tim Jones R
Jason T. Smith R
Montana Gary MacLaren R
Scott Reichner R
Nebraska Jim Smith
Nevada Barbara Cegavske R
New Hampshire Gary L. Daniel R
Jordan G. Ulery R
New Jersey Steve Oroho R
Jay Webber R
New Mexico Paul C. Bandy R
William Payne R
New York Owen H. Johnson R
North Carolina Fred F. Steen II R
North Dakota Alan H. Carlson R
Bette Grande R
Ohio John Adams R
State Leaders (Party)
Oklahoma Gary Banz R
Cliff Aldridge R
Oregon Gene Whisnant R
Pennsylvania Brian L. Ellis R
Rhode Island Francis T. Maher, Jr. R
Jon D. Brien D
South Carolina Liston Barfield R
Thomas Alexander R
South Dakota Deb Peters R
Valentine B. Rausch R
Tennessee Curry Todd R
Texas Charles F. Howard R
Jim Jackson R
Kel Seliger R
Utah Curtis S. Bramble R
Wayne L. Niederhauser R
Chris Herrod R
Vermont Kevin J. Mullin R
Virginia John A. Cosgrove, Jr. R
Stephen H. Martin R
Washington Jan Angel R
Don Benton R
West Virginia Eric Householder R
Wisconsin
Robin J. Vos R
Wyoming Peter 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
  • Rod Adair, R, no longer in New Mexico Senate
  • Janice Arnold-Jones, R, no longer in New Mexico House of Representatives
  • Vernon Asbill, R, no longer in New Mexico Senate
  • Paul Bandy, R, New Mexico House of Representatives
  • Mark Boitano, R, no longer in New Mexico Senate
  • Kent Cravens, R, no longer in New Mexico Senate
  • Anna Marie Crook, R, New Mexico House of Representatives
  • Stuart Ingle, R, Minority leader New Mexico Senate
  • Dennis Kintigh, R, no longer in New Mexico House of Representatives
  • William Payne, R, Minority Whip New Mexico Senate
  • William Rehm, R, New Mexico House of Representatives
  • William Sharer, R, New Mexico Senate
  • Thomas C. Taylor, R, New Mexico House of Representatives
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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