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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). It is a partial list. 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.



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

(Economist Milton Friedman has also been a featured speaker. At ALEC's 33rd Annual Meeting in 2006, he spoke about issues including the economy, school choice, education reform, tax reform.[6] 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

(as of 2011)

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 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[16]
  • 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[17]

Former International ALEC Partners

  • Former Defense Secretary Dr. Liam Fox – United Kingdom[18]

Featured Speakers at ALEC Events

See ALEC Featured Speakers: Politicians.

ALEC Award Winners

See ALEC Award Winners.

Legislators with ALEC Ties

Articles and resources

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External resources

External articles


  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. ALEC News, Archived version of website accessed July 19, 2011. Bush addressed ALEC's 32nd Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX.
  6. Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution, "Economic Issues," C-SPAN, July 21, 2006
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Annual Report, organizational report, 2002, accessed September 23, 2011
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council, Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans, January 1993
  9. 9.0 9.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, History, organizational site, accessed April 2012
  10. 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
  11. "Inside ALEC Apr. 2009", American Legislative Exchange Council (April 2009), p. 31. Retrieved on July 2011. 
  12. American Legislative Exchange Council, FYI: A Bulletin For ALEC Leaders, November 2, 1990.
  13. Office of the Governor, Rick Perry, Gov. Perry: Texas’ Strong Economy Built Upon Solid Values, press release, August 5, 2010, accessed April 2012
  14. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, Blue Book, state legislative reference book, 1997, p. 31
  15. Scott Walker and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have long history, Badger Democracy blog, June 10, 2011
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Liam Fox resigns: live coverage – Friday 14 October 2011, The Guardian UK, October 14, 2011
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