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Obama: Church Shouldn’t Focus on Protecting the Unborn & Marriage

by Barry Silver

666 the prezA couple of weeks ago President Obama took part in a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University where he launched into an attack on the focus of the Christian church in America. I’m not certain what makes him an expert exactly. I know he claims to be a constitutional law attorney. Funny though, the prez and the first lady were both attorneys, disbarred by the State of Illinois. Why is an attorney disbarred? An attorney is disbarred because of conduct unbecoming. It’s like being a soldier and being dishonorably discharged.

obsequious moderatorThe prez said that his comments were based on his “own Christian faith.” The panel was moderated by a famous Washington liberal, so the panel gravitated to praising the left while attacking the right when it comes to poverty. No discussion was made about the disparity in charitable giving between red and blue states, but simply to the fact that conservatives didn’t believe the government should be used for charity, while the left believes the government should be the main source of charity. Obama criticized churches for how they engage politically, focusing on “divisive issues” such as protecting life and preserving marriage.

“The president argued last week that churches would gain more followers if they embraced the “powerful” idea of helping those in poverty. “I think it would be powerful for our faith-based organizations to speak out on [poverty] in a more forceful fashion,” he said.

The president also said that advocating the redistribution of wealth is “vital to following what Jesus Christ, our Savior, talked about.”

More often, he engaged in double-speak like this:

“When it comes to what are you really going to the mat for, what’s the defining issue, when you’re talking in your congregations, what’s the thing that is really going to capture the essence of who we are as Christians, or as Catholics, or what have you, [poverty] is oftentimes viewed as a nice to have, relative to an issue like abortion.”

homelessThe ignorance of the president knows few bounds. To imply that ending poverty should be of greater concern to Christians than ending the holocaust of innocent lives through the eugenics of abortion is repulsive. All you hear liberals talk about is human rights until it comes down to actually considering what those rights are. Essentially, the unborn have no rights because they don’t have the capacity to vote.

burningrightsinternetMen don’t have rights either. They can vote, but they’ve been emasculated unless they want to tow the Washington line. The state can rob and plunder anyway it pleases. It sees itself as Robin Hood, especially as the champion of the children that it wants to own. It does this fully through single mothers. It champions the Bradley Amendment. It robs from parents and tolerates the church – for now. Government wants your faith. The church is simply poor competition. By deduction, Christians are pains in the arses to compete with the state in any way. Prez knows best.

dad-slaveryAs far as same-sex marriage goes, homosexuality is just another sin, conveniently listed among those sins, of which Yahweh says that no man or woman will enter His Kingdom. Many churches are already on a wide road to destruction according to scripture, but that’s another topic beyond the stupidity and corruptibility of American leaders and obsequious stone-headed church leaders. What a real Christian would best do isn’t covered much in public.

Monica Lewinsky’s Lost Child Support Profits

by Philip Greenspan

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 11:  (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES)  President Bill Clinton whispers in wife Hillary's ear during the Medal of Freedom event where former President Gerald R. Ford was honored at the White House August 11, 1999 in Washington DC.  (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

I was chatting with a litigator about Real World Divorce and politics. The subject of the Clintons’ roughly $22 million/year in earnings came up and the litigator noted “Monica Lewinsky could have done pretty well for herself if she hadn’t left the white gold on her blue dress.” What did she mean? It turns out that if Monica had stayed in the District of Columbia with Bill Clinton’s child she would have been entitled to roughly $2 million per year for 21 years, i.e., about $42 million total in tax-free profit.

What about the fact that some of the money was earned by Hillary? “A judge could use discretion to award child support based on the combined income in a variety of ways,” she explained. “One is by awarding a higher percentage of Bill’s income with the explanation that Hillary’s earnings can replace those lost to a child support plaintiff. Another is by accepting the argument that Hillary wouldn’t be earning any of her speaking fees but for her relationship with Bill and being part of the couple. A third way of getting a child support award based on the full $22 million would be to argue that much of the Clinton Foundation spending, e.g., on travel or parties, should be considered income to Bill and Hillary. Adding in a judge-determined amount from the Foundation to Bill’s income would bring his income for child support calculation up to $22 million per year.”

Think it’s funny that an attorney is writing this? Not to me. This illustrates the cool calculation of the authority that presides over men and women over the nation. It’s about the greed money for parents and government corporations of all kinds at the hands of the people in the name of children. At least, the Clinton’s are wealthy, exactly where wealth redistribution needs to happen if it happens at all. – Rathbone

Walter Scott and the Need for Child Support Reform

by Joy Moses

Scott-police-fatal-shootingWalter Scott’s death was striking because a police officer fired eight shots at him while his back was turned. When something so tragic occurs, observers tend to wonder why. The officer’s actions and utter disrespect for human life can never be justified. But recently, the New York Times published new information about Scott’s split second decision to run — his child support case. According to his brother, “Every job he has had, he has gotten fired from because he went to jail because he was locked up for child support.”

Elements of Scott’s story reflect existing concerns about the child support system. A debate over potential large-scale reform is more than a decade overdue. The seeming impossibility of change has always loomed ominously large, overshadowing calls for reform and pushing them into the dark corners of the policy world. However, at this current political moment, there are national conversations about policing, bipartisan criminal justice reforms and an existing White House initiative focused on men and boys of color — concepts that would have seemed laughable just a few short years ago.

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child support can make a man indigent

There are some fathers who absolutely refuse to care for their children and they should be held accountable. However, the current system reaches well beyond that group, creating negative consequences for men who are rarely credited with being caring parents and are simply too poor to pay. The political explosiveness of the “deadbeat dad,” a figure that some researchers say sprang out of the same sources as his female counterpart (the “welfare queen”), helped distort the foundations of child support policy. The system seems to partially rest on underlying beliefs that low-income men, and especially those who are black, avoid work and financially providing for their children at all costs while also being permanently childlike and in need of both discipline and lessons on how to behave.

Over the years, the program has effectively served many families (transferring funds from one parent to another) for which it should be applauded. However, policies built on a foundation of stereotypes about numerous men who don’t want jobs stand in stark contrast to the reality of numerous jobs that don’t want the men. Researchers like William Julius Wilson (More Than Just Race), have documented decades long trends of disappearing job opportunities for low-skilled workers as well as increased criminal justice involvement which further leads to employment discrimination.

billboard-crimeWhen entities spend significant time on activities that fail to help and that actually hurt parents and families, it’s often useful to redirect their energies elsewhere. Reforms should shift the program mission and values away from damaging racial stereotypes that hurt families of all races and towards efforts to accurately diagnose the needs of families and take ‘pro-social’ action to address them.

One useful primary goal would be to comprehensively address the family law needs of low and middle-income families, helping with a very real challenge — the increasing and extraordinarily large number of families who can’t afford an attorney or who don’t feel comfortable representing themselves in legal matters. In doing so, agencies should assume that parents of all racial and class groupings share in a desire to care for their children, suggesting that they be treated with respect and provided with quality customer service. This would build upon efforts to accurately identify bad dads whose non-payment is rooted in an adamant refusal rather than their economic circumstances.

chronic-stressWith such a vision, services would start to look much different. No longer treated as enemies of the state, low-income fathers would be less likely to literally and figuratively run away from child support. The sole focus wouldn’t be on a father’s monetary value but on improving father-family relationships. Court decisions and unaddressed legal needs would be replaced by model practices like mediation that support mothers and fathers in making their own decisions for their families. Punishments like imprisonment would be replaced by employment assistance. And other proposed reforms designed to guarantee child support for women and children would avoid potential incentives to hound men for unaffordable reimbursements of funds states pay out to women and children.

Some states have already experimented with such reforms, finding positive results that have included increased child support payments by fathers and greater parental satisfaction with agency services. The Obama Administration has encouraged states to adopt these best practices while proposing helpful new rules. However, there are limits to the changes that can occur without Congress overhauling currently existing state requirements and incentives.

We need a fruitful, progressive conversation that abandons a focus on the status quo and reform efforts that toy around existing edges — instead choosing a new vision for the future that endeavors to do the hard work of changing the culture and functioning of a system that means so much to so many.

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Of course, there is no mention in this article about U.N. Treaty or the Bradley Amendment, which prohibits child support arrears from being changed or removed – but the article does pretend to care (and is much kinder than I am). Meanwhile, the welfare queens still have control over America at great cost to all Americans. – MJR

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Divorced from Reality: Government Wants to End Your Marriage

“We’re from the Government, and We’re Here to End Your Marriage.”
by Stephen Baskerville

computer familyThe decline of the family has now reached critical and truly dangerous proportions. Family breakdown touches virtually every family and every American. It is not only the major source of social instability in the Western world today but also seriously threatens civic freedom and constitutional government.

G. K. Chesterton once observed that the family serves as the principal check on government power, and he suggested that someday the family and the state would confront one another. That day has arrived.

Chesterton was writing about divorce, and despite extensive public attention to almost every other threat to the family, divorce remains the most direct and serious. Michael McManus of Marriage Savers writes that “divorce is a far more grievous blow to marriage than today’s challenge by gays.”

Most Americans would be deeply shocked if they knew what goes on today under the name of divorce. Indeed, many are devastated to discover that they can be forced into divorce by procedures entirely beyond their control. Divorce licenses unprecedented government intrusion into family life, including the power to sunder families, seize children, loot family wealth, and incarcerate parents without trial. Comprised of family courts and vast, federally funded social services bureaucracies that wield what amount to police powers, the divorce machinery has become the most predatory and repressive sector of government ever created in the United States and is today’s greatest threat to constitutional freedom.

Unilateral Divorce

burning the constitutionSome four decades ago, while few were paying attention, the Western world embarked on the boldest social experiment in its history. With no public discussion of the possible consequences, laws were enacted in virtually every jurisdiction that effectively ended marriage as a legal contract. Today it is not possible to form a binding agreement to create a family. The government can now, at the request of one spouse, simply dissolve a marriage over the objection of the other. Maggie Gallagher aptly titled her 1996 book The Abolition of Marriage.

This startling fact has been ignored by politicians, journalists, academics, and even family advocates. “Opposing gay marriage or gays in the military is for Republicans an easy, juicy, risk-free issue,” wrote Gallagher. “The message [is] that at all costs we should keep divorce off the political agenda.” No American politician of national stature has ever challenged involuntary divorce. “Democrats did not want to anger their large constituency among women who saw easy divorce as a hard-won freedom and prerogative,” observes Barbara Whitehead in The Divorce Culture. “Republicans did not want to alienate their upscale constituents or their libertarian wing, both of whom tended to favor easy divorce, nor did they want to call attention to the divorces among their own leadership.”

In his famous denunciation of single parenthood, Vice President Dan Quayle was careful to make clear, “I am not talking about a situation where there is a divorce.” The exception proves the rule. When Pope John Paul II criticized divorce in 2002, he was roundly attacked from the right as well as the left.

The full implications of the “no-fault” revolution have never been publicly debated. “The divorce laws . . . were reformed by unrepresentative groups with very particular agendas of their own and which were not in step with public opinion,” writes Melanie Phillips in The Sex-Change Society. “Public attitudes were gradually dragged along behind laws that were generally understood at the time to mean something very different from what they subsequently came to represent.”

Today’s disputes over marriage in fact have their origin in this one. Demands to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples are inconceivable apart from the redefinition of marriage already effected by heterosexuals through divorce. Though gays cite the very desire to marry as evidence that their lifestyle is not inherently promiscuous, activist Andrew Sullivan acknowledges that that desire has arisen only because of the promiscuity permitted in modern marriage. “The world of no-strings heterosexual hookups and 50 percent divorce rates preceded gay marriage,” he points out. “All homosexuals are saying . . . is that, under the current definition, there’s no reason to exclude us. If you want to return straight marriage to the 1950s, go ahead. But until you do, the exclusion of gays is . . . a denial of basic civil equality” (emphasis added). Gays do not want traditional monogamous marriage, only the version debased by divorce.

Contrary to common assumptions, divorce today seldom involves two people mutually deciding to part ways. According to Frank Furstenberg and Andrew Cherlin in Divided Families, 80 percent of divorces are unilateral, that is, over the objection of one spouse. Patricia Morgan of London’s Civitas think tank reports that in over half of divorces, there was no recollection of major conflict before the separation.

Under “no-fault,” or what some call “unilateral,” divorce—a legal regime that expunged all considerations of justice from the procedure—divorce becomes a sudden power grab by one spouse, assisted by an army of judicial hangers-on who reward belligerence and profit from the ensuing litigation: judges, lawyers, psychotherapists, counselors, mediators, custody evaluators, social workers, and more.

If marriage is not wholly a private affair, as today’s marriage advocates insist, involuntary divorce by its nature requires constant government supervision over family life. Far more than marriage, divorce mobilizes and expands government power. Marriage creates a private household, which may or may not necessitate signing some legal documents. Divorce dissolves a private household, usually against the wishes of one spouse. It inevitably involves state functionaries—including police and jails—to enforce the divorce and the post-marriage order.

Almost invariably, the involuntarily divorced spouse will want and expect to continue enjoying the protections and prerogatives of private life: the right to live in the common home, to possess the common property, or—most vexing of all—to parent the common children. These claims must be terminated, using the penal system if necessary.

Onerous Implications

consentFew stopped to consider the implications of laws that shifted the breakup of private households from a voluntary to an involuntary process. Unilateral divorce inescapably involves government agents forcibly removing legally innocent people from their homes, seizing their property, and separating them from their children. It inherently abrogates not only the inviolability of marriage but the very concept of private life.

By far the most serious consequences involve children, who have become the principal weapons of the divorce machinery. Invariably the first action of a divorce court, once a divorce is filed, is to separate the children from one of their parents, usually the father. Until this happens, no one in the machinery acquires any power or earnings. The first principle and first action of divorce court therefore: Remove the father.

This happens even if the father is innocent of any legal wrongdoing and is simply sitting in his own home minding his own business. The state seizes control of his children with no burden of proof to justify why. The burden of proof (and the financial burden) falls on the father to demonstrate why they should be returned.

Though obfuscated with legal jargon (losing “custody”), what this means is that a legally unimpeachable parent can suddenly be arrested for seeing his own children without government authorization. Following from this, he can be arrested for failure or inability to conform to a variety of additional judicial directives that apply to no one but him. He can be arrested for domestic violence or child abuse, even if no evidence is presented that he has committed any. He can be arrested for not paying child support, even if the amount exceeds his means (and which may amount to most of his salary). He can even be arrested for not paying an attorney or a psychotherapist he has not hired.

The New York Times has reported on how easily “the divorce court leads to a jail cell.” Take the case of Marvin Singer, who was jailed without trial for not paying an attorney he never hired $100,000—only half of what the court claimed he “owes.” In Virginia, one father was ordered to pay two years’ worth of his salary to a lawyer he also did not hire for a divorce he did not request. Once arrested, the father is summarily jailed. There is no formal charge, no jury, and no trial.

Family court judges’ contempt for both fathers and constitutional rights was openly expressed by New Jersey municipal court judge Richard Russell: “Your job is not to become concerned about the constitutional rights of the man that you’re violating,” he told his colleagues at a judges’ training seminar in 1994. “Throw him out on the street. . . . We don’t have to worry about the rights.”

Generated Hysteria

unconstitutional law must goWhy do we hear almost nothing about this? Aside from media that sympathize with the divorce revolution, the multi-billion-dollar divorce industry also commands a huge government-funded propaganda machine that has distorted our view of what is happening.

The growth of the divorce machinery during the 1970s and 1980s did not follow but preceded (in other words, it generated) a series of hysterias against parents—especially fathers—so hideous and inflammatory that no one, left or right, dared question them or defend those accused: child abuse and molestation, wife-beating, and nonpayment of “child support.” Each of these hysterias has been propagated largely by feminists, bar associations, and social work bureaucracies, whose federal funding is generously shared with state and local law-enforcement officials.

The parent on the receiving end of such accusations—even in the absence of any formal charge, evidence, or conviction—not only loses his children summarily and often permanently; he also finds himself abandoned by friends and family members, parishioners and pastors, co-workers and employers (and he may well lose his job)—all terrified to be associated with an accused “pedophile,” “batterer,” or “deadbeat dad.”

It is not clear that these nefarious figures are other than bogeymen created by divorce interests, well aware that not only the public generally but conservatives and family advocates in particular are a soft touch when it comes to anything concerning irresponsible behavior or sexual perversion.

Christians are especially vulnerable to credulity about such accusations, because they are disposed to see moral breakdown behind social ills. Moral breakdown certainly does lie behind the divorce epidemic (of which more shortly), but it is far deeper than anything addressed by cheap witch-hunts against government-designated malefactors.

hillary-clintonIt is also largely credulity and fear that leads Congress by overwhelming majorities to appropriate billions for anti-family programs in response to these hysterias. The massive federal funds devoted to domestic violence, child abuse, and child-support enforcement are little more than what Phyllis Schlafly calls “feminist pork,” taxpayer subsidies on family dissolution that also trample due process protections. Family law may technically be the purview of states, but it is driven by federal policies and funded by a Congress fearful of accusations that it is not doing enough against pedophiles, batterers, and deadbeats.

In fact, each of these figures is largely a hoax, a creation of feminist ideology disseminated at taxpayers’ expense and unchallenged by journalists, academics, civil libertarians, and family advocates who are either unaware of the reality or cowed into silence. Indeed, so diabolical are these hysterias that some family advocates simply accept them as additional evidence of the family crisis.

But while sensational examples can be found of anything, there is simply no evidence that the family and fatherhood crisis is caused primarily or even significantly by fathers abandoning their families, beating their wives, and molesting their children. Irrefutable evidence indicates that it is driven almost entirely by divorce courts forcibly separating parents from their children and using these false accusations as a rationalization.

Divorce Gamesmanship

clintonsDuring the 1980s and 1990s, waves of child abuse hysteria swept America and other countries. Sensational cases in Washington state, California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ontario, Saskatchewan, the north of England, and more recently France resulted in torn-apart families, blatantly unjust prison sentences, and ruined lives, while the media and civil libertarians looked the other way.

Today it is not clear that we have learned anything from these miscarriages of justice. If anything, the hysteria has been institutionalized in the divorce courts, where false allegations have become routine.

What is ironic about these witch-hunts is the fact that it is easily demonstrable that the child abuse epidemic—which is very real—is almost entirely the creation of feminism and the welfare bureaucracies themselves. It is well established by scholars that an intact family is the safest place for women and children and that very little abuse takes place in married families. Child abuse overwhelmingly occurs in single-parent homes, homes from which the father has been removed. Domestic violence, too, is far more likely during or after the breakup of a marriage than among married couples.

Yet patently false accusations of both child abuse and domestic violence are rampant in divorce courts, almost always for purposes of breaking up families, securing child custody, and eliminating fathers. “With child abuse and spouse abuse you don’t have to prove anything,” the leader of a legal seminar tells divorcing mothers, according to the Chicago Tribune. “You just have to accuse.”

arrestAmong scholars and legal practitioners it is common knowledge that patently trumped-up accusations are routinely used, and virtually never punished, in divorce and custody proceedings. Elaine Epstein, president of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, writes that “allegations of abuse are now used for tactical advantage” in custody cases. The Illinois Bar Journal describes how abuse accusations readily “become part of the gamesmanship of divorce.” The UMKC Law Review reports on a survey of judges and attorneys revealing that disregard for due process and allegations of domestic violence are used as a “litigation strategy.” In the Yale Law Review, Jeannie Suk calls domestic violence accusations a system of “state-imposed de facto divorce” and documents how courts use unsupported accusations to justify evicting Americans from their homes and children.

The multi-billion dollar abuse industry has become “an area of law mired in intellectual dishonesty and injustice” writes David Heleniak in the Rutgers Law Review. Domestic violence has become “a backwater of tautological pseudo-theory,” write Donald Dutton and Kenneth Corvo in the scholarly journal Aggression and Violent Behavior. “No other area of established social welfare, criminal justice, public health, or behavioral intervention has such weak evidence in support of mandated practice.”

Feminists confess as much in their vociferous opposition to divorce reform. A special issue of the feminist magazine Mother Jones in 2005 ostensibly devoted to domestic violence focuses largely on securing child custody.

Both child abuse and domestic violence have no precise definitions. Legally they are not adjudicated as violent assault, and accused parents do not enjoy the constitutional protections of criminal defendants. Allegations are “confirmed” not by jury trials but by judges or social workers. Domestic violence is any conflict within an “intimate relationship” and need not be actually violent or even physical. Official definitions include “extreme jealousy and possessiveness,” “name calling and constant criticizing,” and “ignoring, dismissing, or ridiculing the victim’s needs.”

For such “crimes” fathers lose their children and can be jailed. “Protective orders” separating parents from their children are readily issued during divorce proceedings, usually without any evidence of wrongdoing. “Restraining orders and orders to vacate are granted to virtually all who apply,” and “the facts have become irrelevant,” writes Epstein. “In virtually all cases, no notice, meaningful hearing, or impartial weighing of evidence is to be had.”

Cycle of Abuse

stressed single motherTrumped-up accusations are thus used to create precisely the single-parent homes in which actual abuse is most likely to occur. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “Children of single parents had a 77% greater risk of being harmed by physical abuse, an 87% greater risk of being harmed by physical neglect, and an 80% greater risk of suffering serious injury or harm from abuse or neglect than children living with both parents.” Britain’s Family Education Trust reports that children are up to 33 times more likely to be abused in a single-parent home than in an intact family.

The principal impediment to child abuse is thus precisely the figure whom the welfare and divorce bureaucracies are intent on removing: the father. “The presence of the father . . . placed the child at lesser risk for child sexual abuse,” concludes a 2000 study published in Adolescent and Family Health. “The protective effect from the father’s presence in most households was sufficiently strong to offset the risk incurred by the few paternal perpetrators.” In fact, the risk of “paternal perpetrators” is miniscule, since a tiny proportion of sexual abuse (which is far less common than physical abuse) is committed by natural fathers, though government statistics lump them in with boyfriends and stepfathers to make it appear that incest is widespread.

Despite the innuendos of child abuse advocates, it is not married fathers but single mothers who are most likely to injure or kill their children. “Contrary to public perception,” write Patrick Fagan and Dorothy Hanks of the Heritage Foundation, “research shows that the most likely physical abuser of a young child will be that child’s mother, not a male in the household.” Mothers accounted for 55 percent of all child murders according to a Justice Department report. HHS itself found that women aged 20 to 49 are almost twice as likely as men to be perpetrators of child maltreatment: “almost two-thirds were females.” Given that “male” perpetrators are not usually fathers but boyfriends or stepfathers, fathers emerge as by far the least likely child abusers.

stress single motherYet government logic is marvelously self-justifying and self-perpetuating, since by eliminating the father, officials can present themselves as the solution to the problem they have created. The more child abuse there is—whether by single mothers, boyfriends, or even (as is often the case) by social workers and bureaucrats themselves—the more the proffered solution is to further expand the child abuse bureaucracy.

Waxing indignant about a string of child deaths at the hands of social workers in the District of Columbia, federal judges and the Washington Post found solace in the D.C. government’s solution: to hire more social workers (and lawyers too, for some unspecified reason). “Olivia Golden, the Child and Family Services’ latest director . . . will use her increased budget to recruit more social workers and double the number of lawyers.” Children die at the hands of social workers, so we must hire more social workers.

Likewise, it is difficult to believe that judges are not aware that the most dangerous environment for children is precisely the single-parent homes they themselves create when they remove fathers in custody proceedings. Yet they have no hesitation in removing them, secure in the knowledge that they will never be held accountable for any harm that may come to the children. On the contrary, if they do not remove the fathers, they may be punished by the bar associations and social work bureaucracies whose funding depends on a constant supply of abused children.

A commonplace of political science is that bureaucracies relentlessly expand, often by creating the very problem they exist to address. Appalling as it sounds, the conclusion is inescapable that we have created a massive army of officials with a vested interest in child abuse.

Trafficking in Children

father-child-in-prisonThe child abuse industry also demonstrates how one threat to the family creates another. Just as the divorce revolution eventually led to the demand for same-sex “marriage,” the child abuse deception has led to demands for parenting by same-sex couples.

Most discussion of homosexual parenting has centered on questions of children’s welfare versus the rights of homosexuals. Few have questioned the politics whereby prospective homosexual parents obtain the children they wish to parent. Granting same-sex couples the right to raise children means, by definition, giving at least one of the partners the right to raise someone else’s children, and the question arises whether the original parent or parents ever agreed to part with them or did something to warrant losing them.

Current laws governing divorce, domestic violence, and child abuse render this question open. The explosion in foster care based on the assumed but unexamined need to find permanent homes for allegedly abused children has provided perhaps the strongest argument in favor of same-sex “marriage” and homosexual parenting. Yet the politics of child abuse and divorce indicate that this assumption is not necessarily valid.

The government-generated child abuse epidemic and the mushrooming foster care business that it feeds have allowed government agencies to operate what amounts to trafficking in children. A San Diego grand jury reports “a widely held perception within the community and even within some areas of the Department [of Social Services] that the Department is in the ‘baby brokering’ business.”

Introducing same-sex “marriage” and adoption into this political dynamic could dramatically increase the demand for children to adopt, thus intensifying pressure on social service agencies and biological parents to supply such children. While sperm donors and surrogate mothers supply some children for homosexual parents, most have been taken from their natural parents because of divorce, unwed parenting, child abuse accusations, or connected reasons.

Massachusetts Senator Therese Murray, claiming that 40 percent of the state’s adoptions have gone to gay and lesbian couples, rationalizes the practice by invoking “children who have been neglected, abandoned, abused by their own families.” But it is far from evident that these children are in fact victims of their own parents. What seems inescapable is that homosexual parenting has arisen as the direct and perhaps inevitable consequence of government officials getting into the business—which began largely with divorce—of distributing other people’s children.

Child-Support Racket

mob-rule-child-support-governmentThe “deadbeat dad” is another figure largely manufactured by the divorce machinery. He is far less likely to have deliberately abandoned offspring he callously sired than to be an involuntarily divorced father who has been, as attorney Jed Abraham writes in From Courtship to Courtroom, “forced to finance the filching of his own children.”

Child support is plagued by the same contradictions as child custody. Like custody, it is awarded ostensibly without reference to “fault,” and yet nonpayment brings swift and severe punishments. Contrary to popular belief, child support today has nothing to do with fathers abandoning their children, reneging on their marital vows, or even agreeing to divorce. It is automatically assessed on all non-custodial parents, even those divorced against their will who lose their children through no legal fault or agreement of their own. It is an entitlement for all single mothers, in other words, regardless of their behavior.

Originally justified as a method of recovering welfare costs, child support has been transformed into a massive federal subsidy on middle-class divorce. No-fault divorce allowed a mother to divorce her husband for any reason or no reason and to take the children with her. Child support took the process a step further by allowing the divorcing mother to use the now-fatherless children to claim her husband’s income—also regardless of any fault on her part (or lack of fault on his) in abrogating the marriage agreement.

By glancing at a child-support schedule, a mother can determine exactly how large a tax-free windfall she can force her husband to pay her simply by divorcing, money she may spend however she wishes with no accounting requirement. It is collected at gunpoint if necessary, and nonpayment means incarceration without trial.

child support loaded gunLike the welfare it was supposed to replace, child support finances family dissolution by paying mothers to divorce. Economist Robert Willis calculates that child-support levels vastly exceeding the cost of raising children create “an incentive for divorce by the custodial mother.” His analysis indicates that only one-fifth to one-third of child-support payments are actually used for the children; the rest is profit for the custodial parent. Kimberly Folse and Hugo Varela-Alvarez write in the Journal of Socio-Economics that child support serves as an “economic incentive for middle-class women to seek divorce.”

Mothers are not the only ones who can profit by creating fatherless children. Governments also generate revenue from child support. State governments receive federal funds for every child-support dollar collected—money they can add to their general funds and use for any purpose they choose. This gives states a financial incentive to create as many single-parent households as possible by encouraging middle-class divorce. While very little child support—or government revenue—is generated from the impecunious young unmarried fathers for whom the program was ostensibly created, involuntarily divorced middle-class fathers have deeper pockets to loot.

dollar bondageThis is why state governments set child support at onerous levels. Not only does it immediately maximize their own revenues; by encouraging middle-class women to divorce, governments increase the number of fathers sending dollars through their systems, thus generating more revenue. Federal taxpayers (who were supposed to save money) subsidize this family destruction scheme with about $3 billion annually. “Child support guidelines currently in use typically generate awards that are much higher than would be the case if based on economically sound cost concepts,” writes Mark Rogers, an economist who served on the Georgia Commission on Child Support. Rogers charges that guidelines result in “excessive burdens” based on a “flawed economic foundation.” The Urban Institute reports that arrearages accrue because “orders are set too high relative to ability to pay.” Federal officials have admitted that the more than $90 billion in arrearages they claimed as of 2004 were based on awards that were beyond the parents’ ability to pay.

All this marks a new stage in the evolution of the welfare state: from distributing largesse to raising revenue and, from there, to law enforcement. The result is a self-financing machine, generating profits and expanding the size and scope of government—all by generating single-parent homes and fatherless children. Government has created a perpetual growth machine for destroying families, seizing children from legally blameless parents, and incarcerating parents without trial.

Responsibility of Churches

empty-pockets-robbed-court-orderWhile many factors have contributed to this truly diabolical, bureaucratic onslaught against the family, we might begin by looking within. The churches’ failure or refusal to intervene in the marriages they consecrated and to exert moral pressure on misbehaving spouses (perhaps out of fear of appearing “judgmental”) left a vacuum that has been filled by the state. Clergy, parishioners, and extended families have been replaced by lawyers, judges, forensic psychotherapists, social workers, and plainclothes police.

Family integrity will be restored only when families are de-politicized and protected from government invasion. This will demand morally vigorous congregations that are willing to take marriage out of the hands of the state by intervening in the marriages they are called upon to witness and consecrate and by resisting the power of the state to move in. This is the logic behind the group Marriage Savers, and it can restore the churches’ authority even among those who previously viewed a church’s role in their marriage as largely ceremonial.

No greater challenge confronts the churches—nor any greater opportunity to reverse the mass exodus—than to defend their own marriage ordinance against this attack from the government. Churches readily and rightly mobilize politically against moral evils like abortion and same-sex “marriage,” in which they are not required to participate. Even more are they primary stakeholders in involuntary divorce, which allows the state to desecrate and nullify their own ministry.

As an Anglican, I am acutely aware of how far modernity was ushered in not only through divorce, but through divorce processes that served the all-encompassing claims of the emerging state leviathan. Politically, this might be seen as the “original sin” of modern man. We all need to atone.

from Touchstone Magazine

Who Is Corrupt in Child Support & Politics

As your Constitutional and Constitutional Amendment rights are being revoked as “privileges,” the corruption of politics continues unabated. Here’s a list of multinational corporations/businesses (including energy providers) which pay off politicians through direct donations, perks, awards, and all kinds of favors.

I am a manAmerican Legislative Exchange Council  or ALEC is not a lobby group, nor is it a front group in the traditional sense. Behind closed doors, through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. While ALEC claims that corporations do not vote on the board, corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations. Participating legislators, mostly conservative and moderate Republicans, bring those proposals home and introduce them to each respective state across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. Because of corporate interests, it is as if each state legislature had been reconstituted in a fashion that not in the best interests of the people.

You know that this is NOT how politicians should operate.  They know it’s dishonest or they’d be shouting about their “cooperation” with corporations.  Both dominant political parties are heavily involved in corrupt politics.  Both parties’ members LIE, they tell the public what ever is currently popular.  You’ve seen it for yourself, at least when your look closely. Once in office, they do what their corporate donors desire rather than their constituents. The fact is that one of the reasons Americans have such a problem with getting effective legislation that favors Americans is that corporations are buying the leaders of this nation and other nations as well. This kind of influence peddling not only affects all Americans, but may well be one of the reasons that the people have such trouble with either repealing bad law or have trouble opposing it. The Bradley Amendment and successive legislation are just one example of poor decisions that are being made daily. ALEC has specifically pushed for the privatization (corporatization) of child support. Since all facets of government, including the courts, are corporate, this push fattens the wallets of corporations at the expense of the public on a vast scale. U.S. lawmakers have become corporate lapdogs. This is a list of politicians and officials that need to be removed from office. It’s huge. [see document, see politician list]

ALEC Award-Winners

President Ronald Reagan
President George Herbert Walker Bush
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Governor Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)
Governor Rick Perry (Texas)
Former Governor Tommy Thompson (Wisconsin)
Former Governor John Engler (Michigan)
Governor Mary Fallin (Oklahoma)
Secretary William J. Bennett
Senator Jack Kemp
Congressman Tom Feeney
Congressman Mark Foley

(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.)

Featured Speakers

President George W. Bush
Vice President Dick Cheney (1994, then Former Defense Secretary)
Vice President Dan Quayle
Attorney General John Ashcroft
Congressman Newt Gingrich
Senator Trent Lott
Chief Domestic Policy Advisor Gary Bauer (Family Research Council)
Governor George Allen
Senator Jon Kyl
Governor George Pataki
Senator Bob Dole
Economist Milton Friedman

Alumni

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois)
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (1995 Chair of ALEC Business Policy Board)
Speaker Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (for George W. Bush’s Administration)
Senator Don Nickles (Oklahoma)
Representative Dan Burton (Indiana)
Congressman Billy Tauzin (Louisiana)
Representative Katherine Harris (Florida)
Senator Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)

ALEC Alumni Governors

(as of 2011)

Jan Brewer (Arizona)
Scott Walker (Wisconsin)
Terry Branstad (Iowa)
John Kasich (Ohio), identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years
Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating
Former Michigan Governor John Engler
Former Colorado Governor Bill Owens
Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson

Alabama Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Former Rep. Greg Canfield (R-58; resigned July 11, 2011 to accept an appointment to Governor Robert Bentley’s administration)
Rep. Victor Gaston (R-100)
Rep. Richard Laird (D-37)
Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R-43), State Chairman
Rep. Howard Sanderford (R-20); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Jack Williams (R-47); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Greg Wren (R-75)

Senate

Sen. Steve French (R-15)
Sen. Cam Ward (R-14)
Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-16)

Alaska Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Wes Keller (R-14), ALEC State Chairman, Education Task Force member and attendee at 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Anna I. Fairclough (R-27); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Cathy E. Munoz (R-4); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Bob Lynn (R-31); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Mia Costello (R-27); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Carl J. Gatto (R-13), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force member, cited ALEC’s “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act,” when he introduced his “Alaska Health Freedom Act” in 2011

Read more: http://www.adn.com/2011/08/21/2025190/legislators-run-up-the-bills-during.html

Senate

Sen. Catherine A. Giessel (R-P); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Lesil McGuire (R-N); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Fred Dyson (R-I), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. John B. Coghill, Jr. (R-F); International Relations Task Force

Arizona Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Kirk D. Adams (R-19, vacated seat 4-28-2011); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Cecil P. Ash (R-18); Health and Human Services Task Force
Former Rep. Nancy Barto (R-7; now Sen., R-7), Health and Human Services Task Force member and 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year
Rep. Brenda Barton (R-5); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Judy M. Burges (R-4)
Rep. Steve Court (R-18, Majority Leader); Education Task Force
Rep. Chester Crandell (R-5); Education Task Force
Rep. Jeff Dial (R-20); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Karen Fann (R-1)
Rep. Eddie Farnsworth (R-22); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. John Fillmore (R-23); Education Task Force
Rep. Thomas Forese (R-21); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Doris Goodale (R-3); Education Task Force
Rep. David M. Gowan, Sr. (R-30); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Rick Gray (R-9); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Jack W. Harper (R-4)[16]; International Relations Task Force
Rep. Russell L. Jones (R-24)
Rep. Peggy Judd (R-25); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. John Kavanagh (R-8)[16]; Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-9, Majority Whip)[16], ALEC State Chairman and International Relations Task Force member
Rep. Kate Brophy McGee (R-11)
Rep. Nancy McLain (R-3)
Rep. Javan “J.D.” Mesnard (R-21)
Rep. Richard Miranda (D-13), membership exp. 12-31-2010; Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Justin D. Olson (R-19); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Frank Pratt (R-23)
Rep. Rep. Terri Proud (R-26)); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Amanda A. Reeve (R-6); Education Task Force
Rep. Bob Robson (R-20); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. David Burnell Smith (R-7); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. David W. Stevens (R-25); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Andy M. Tobin (R-1, Speaker of the House); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Steve R. Urie (R-22); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. J. Ted Vogt (R-30); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. James P. Weiers (R-12)
Rep. Kimberly Yee (R-10); Health and Human Services Task Force

Senate

Sen. Sylvia Tenney Allen (R-5, President Pro Tempore), membership exp. 12-31-2010; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Nancy Barton (R-7), Health and Human Services Task Force
Majority Leader Andy Biggs (R-22, Majority Leader), membership exp. 12-31-2010; Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Scott Bundgaard (R-4); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Rich Crandall (R-19), ALEC Education Task Force and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member
Sen. Adam Driggs (R-11), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Gail Griffin (R-25); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Lori Klein (R-6); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. John McComish (R-20); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Albert Anthony Melvin (R-26), membership exp. 12-31-2010; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Rick Murphy (R-9); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Former Sen. Russell Pearce (R-18, Senate President), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Executive Committee member (lost his seat in a recall election 11/8/11 )
Sen. Steve Pierce (R-1, Majority Whip), membership exp. 12-31-2010; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Michele Reagan (R-8)
Sen. Don Shooter (R-24); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Steve M. Smith (R-23), Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Steven B. Yarbrough (R-21) ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force

Former Legislators

Sen. Robert L. Burns (R-9), former State Chairman, former Board member, ALEC Legislator Emeritus, membership exp. 12-31-2999 and International Relations Task Force member
Sen. Pamela Gorman (R-6, former Majority Whip)

Arkansas Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Les Carnine (R-94)
Rep. Ann Clemmer (R-29); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Linda Collins-Smith (R-80), State Chairman
Rep. Jane English (R-42); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Roy Ragland (R-90), former State Chairman
Rep. Bill Sample (R-19); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Allen W. Kerr (R-32); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Barry Hyde (D-40); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Debra M. Hobbs (R-96); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Robert E. Dale (R-70); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Terry W. Rice (R-62); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Bryan King (R-91); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Robert Moore (D-12); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Jerry Nathan Bell (R-22); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Jonathan D. Barnett (R-97); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Justin T. Harris (R-87); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Andrea Dean Lea (R-68); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Mary Lou Slinkard (R-100); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Ed Garner (R-41); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Mary P. Hickerson (R-1); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Ann V. Clemmer (R-29); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Duncan Baird (R-95); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Jon S. Eubanks (R-84); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Russell David Carter (R-48); Civil Justice Task Force
Former Rep. Mark Martin (R-87); Current Arkansas Secretary of State
Rep. Tim Summers (R-99)

Senate

Sen. Michael Lamoureux (R-4), State Chairman; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Barbara Horn (D-21) , former State Chairman
Sen. Eddie Joe Williams (R-28); Education Task Force
Sen. Jimmy L. Jeffress (D-24); Education Task Force
Sen. Denny Altes (R-13); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R-8)[16]; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Melissa Irvin (R-10); Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Jake Carter Files (R-13); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Gilbert R. Baker (R-30); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Jeremy Young Hutchinson (R-22); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Johnny Key (R-1)
Sen. Jerry Taylor (D-23)

Former Legislators

Rep. Dan Greenberg (R-36)

California Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Dan Logue (R-3)

Senate

Sen. Joel Anderson (R-36),  State Chairman, Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member and 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year

Former Legislators

John Benoit (R-37)
Sen. Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Colorado Legislators with ALEC Ties

State Representative Laura Bradford (R-55)

House of Representatives

Rep. B J Nikkel (R-49), State Chairman
Rep. Larry G. Liston (R-16); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Robert S. Gardner (R-21); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Mark Waller (R-15); Civil Justice Task Force and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Cindy Acree (R-40) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Kenneth Summers (R-22); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Carole R. Murray (R-45); Education Task Force
Rep. Frank McNulty (R-43); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Cheri Gerou (R-25); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Kent Lambert (R-14)

Senate

Sen. Bill Cadman (R-10), State Chairman ; Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Nancy Spence (R-27), former co-chair, Education Task Force ; Education Task Force
Sen. Steve King (R-7)
Sen. Keith C. King (R-12); Education Task Force
Sen. Scott W. Renfroe (R-13); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Mike Kopp (R-22); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-15); Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Greg Brophy (R-1); Public Safety and Elections Task Force

Connecticut Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. DebraLee Hovey (R-112), State Chairman ; Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. John Piscopo (R-76), Second Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors[19][47] and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and International Relations Task Force member
Rep. Al Adinolfi (R-103); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Jason Perillo (R-113); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Whit Bett (R-78); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Penny Bacchiochi (R-52); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Themis Klarides (R-114); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Bill Aman (R-14); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Vincent J. Candelora (R-86); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Christie Carpino (R-32); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. David K. Labriola (R-131); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. John T. Shaban (R-135); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Christopher Davis (R-57); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Christopher Coutu (R-47); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Dan Carter (R-2); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Fred Camillo, Jr. (R-151) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143); Education Task Force
Rep. Michael Molgano (R-125); Education Task Force
Rep. Timothy LeGeyt (R-17); Education Task Force
Rep. Lawrence Miller (R-122) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Senate

Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-17), State Chairman
Sen. Michael McLachlan (R-24); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Former Legislators

Rep. Bill Hamzy (R-78)
Rep. John Harkins (R-120)

Delaware Legislators with ALEC Ties

Delaware of Representatives

Rep. E. Bradford Bennett (D-32); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Deborah Hudson (R-12)
Rep. Daniel Short (R-39), ALEC State Chairman

Florida Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Larry Ahern (R-51), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Ben Albritton (R-66), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, sponsored 2005 SB 436 “Castle Doctrine Act” based on ALEC model
Rep. Michael Bileca (R-117), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Jeff Brandes (R-52), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Jason Brodeur (R-33), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member, registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Rachel Burgin (R-56), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Matt Caldwell (R-73), ALEC member who has “attended one conference to date, having paid for the membership and any conference costs with my excess campaign account”
Rep. Richard Corcoran (R-45), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Fred Costello (R-26), “could not afford the time out of my business to attend” the 2011 ALEC Annual meeting but looks “forward to attending ALEC in the future”
Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R-32), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting  but “not a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council”
Rep. Daniel Davis (R-13), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Jose Diaz (R-115), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Chris Dorworth (R-34), dues-paying ALEC member as of 2011 , registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Brad Drake (R -5)
Rep. Clay Ford (R-3) , ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member, registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Rich Glorioso (R-Longwood), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Matt Hudson (R-101), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Clay Ingram (R-2), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Ana Rivas Logan (R-114), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Debbie Mayfield (R-80), ALEC member
Rep. Peter Nehr (R-48), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Bryan Nelson (R-38), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Jeanette Nunez (R-Miami), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Jimmy T. Patronis, Jr. (R-6), ALEC State Chairman , registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Ray Pilon (R-69); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Scott Plakon (R-37), ALEC International Relations Task Force member, worked with ALEC in 2011 on “a proposed constitutional amendment that prohibits laws that would force people to join health care plans, an attack on federal health care changes”
Rep. Stephen L. Precourt (R-41), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member, registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Lake Ray (R-17), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-64), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. John Tobia (R-31), attended 2009 ALEC Annual Meeting at a taxpayer cost of $1,150;  in August 2011 claimed he has not attended another ALEC meeting and is not a member
Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R-116), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Will Weatherford (R-61), registered to attend 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. John Wood (R-65), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member who calls himself “proud to be a member of ALEC and has attended two annual conferences – Atlanta in 2009 and most recently New Orleans in 2011”
Rep. Dana Young (R-Tampa), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Former Rep. Bill Posey (now Congressman, R-Rockledge), ALEC Alumni in Congress[62] and 1999 recipient of ALEC “Legislator of the Year” Award

Senate

Sen. Anitere Flores (R-38); Education Task Force
Sen. Lee Constantine (R-22); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Alan Hays (R-25)
Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R-7), attended an ALEC Conference “about 15 years ago, but I did not find the meetings informative or helpful”

Georgia Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Calvin Hill, Jr. (R-21), ALEC State Chairman,  Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force and International Relations Task Force member[27] and recipient of ALEC’s 2011 State Chair of the Year Award
Rep. Don L. Parsons (R-42); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. David S. Casas (R-103); Education Task Force
Rep. Doug Collins (R-27); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Edward H. Lindsey, Jr. (R-54); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Ed Setzler (R-35); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Larry E. O’Neal (R-146); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-41)[ ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Ben L. Harbin (R-118); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Gerald E. Greene (R-149); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Josh S. Clark (R-98); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Jack Murphy (R-27); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Mark D. Hamilton (R-23); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Tom R. Rice (R-51) ; Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Donna Sheldon (R-105) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Judy Manning (R-32); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Lynn Smith (R-70); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Michael Harden (R-28); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Charlice Byrd (R-20) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Howard R. Maxwell (R-17); Education Task Force
Rep. Jan Jones (R-46); Education Task Force
Rep. Charles E. Martin, Jr. (R-47); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Kip Smith (R-129); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. James W. Mills (R-25) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Mike Dudgeon (R-24); Education Task Force
Rep. Carl Rogers (R-26); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Terry England (R-108); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Paulette Rakestraw-Braddock (R-19); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Billy S. Horne (R-71); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Kevin Cooke (R-18); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Lynne Riley (R-50); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Buzz Brockway (R-101); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Barry D. Loudermilk (R-14); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Amos Amerson (R-9)
Rep. John Meadows (R-5)
Rep. James Mills (R-25)

Senate

Sen. Chip Pearson (R-51)
Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-21),  ALEC State Chairman,  and recipient of ALEC’s 2011 State Chair of the Year Award
Former Sen. John Wiles (R-37), former State Chairman
Sen. Jesse Stone (R-23); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. William Hamrick (R-30); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Renee Unterman (R-45) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Judson Hill (R-32)[16]; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-20); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Fran R. Millar (R-79); Education Task Force
Sen. John E. Albers (R-56); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Nan G. Orrock (D-36); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Bill Heath (R-31); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Jack Hill (R-4); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Steve Gooch (R-51); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Greg Goggans (R-7); Education Task Force
Sen. Cecil P. Staton (R-18) ; International Relations Task Force
Sen. Ronnie W. Chance (R-16); International Relations Task Force
Sen. Johnny Grant (R-25); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Lee Hawkins (R-49)

Former Legislators

Rep. Tom Graves (R-9) ; currently U.S. Rep. for Georgia

Hawaii Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Gene R. Ward (R-17) ; International Relations Task Force

Idaho Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Eric Anderson (R-1), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Scott C. Bedke (R-27A), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Darrell Bolz (R-10B), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Frank Henderson (R-5B)
Rep. Bob P. Nonini (R-5), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Jim Patrick (R-23), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Ken A. Roberts (R-8), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. John Stevenson (R-26), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Jeffrey D. Thompson (R-33) , ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. JoAn E. Wood (R-35), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Former Rep. Jim Clark (R-3) , former State Chairman

Senate

Sen. Dean L. Cameron (R-26), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. James C. Hammond (R-5), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R-13)[16], ALEC State Chairman  and Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. John T. McGee (R-10), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Dean M. Mortimer (R-32), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate

Illinois Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-47), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Franco Coladipetrio (R-45), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Sandy Cole (R-62), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Tom Cross (R-84), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Roger L. Eddy (R-109), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Mary Flowers (D-31), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Mike Fortner (R-95), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Renee Kosel (R-81), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Jerry Lee Mitchell (R-90), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. JoAnn Osmond (R-61), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-118), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Sandra M. Pihos (R-42), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti (R-46), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. David B. Reis (R-108), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Chapin Rose (R-110), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Darlene J. Senger (R-96), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Jil W. Tracy (R-93), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. David Forrest Winters (R-68), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Pamela J. Althoff (R-32), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. William E. Brady, Jr. (R-44), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard (R-24), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-25), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. David Luechtefeld (R-58), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Matt Murphy (R-27), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Christine Radogno (R-41), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. David Syverson (R-34), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Arthur J. Wilhelmi (D-43), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Dale Risinger (R-37)

Indiana Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Brian Bosma (R-88) , ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Timothy Brown (R-41) , ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. C. Woody Burton (R-58), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Bill J. Davis (R-33) , ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Richard A. Dodge (R-51), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. William C. Friend (R-23), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. David Frizzell (R-93) , ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Douglas L. Gutwein (R-16), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Eric Koch (R-65)[16], Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Richard McClain (R-24), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member & International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Cindy J. Noe (R-87) , ALEC Education Task Force Member, spoke on “Enacting a Comprehensive K-12 Education Reform Agenda” at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting on August 3, 2011
Rep. Phyllis J. Pond (R-85), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Former Rep. William Ruppell ( R-22)
Rep. Thomas E. Saunders (R-54), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. P. Eric Turner (R-32) , ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. David Wolkins (R-18) , State Chairman,  Co-Chair of Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[19] and 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year
Rep. David Yarde, II (R-52), ALEC Education Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Jim Buck (R-21), ALEC State Chairman, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Co-Chair  and Member of the Board of Directors
Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-7), Majority Whip, ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Jean Leising (R-42), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Frank Mrvan, Jr. (D-1), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Carlin J. Yoder (R-12), ALEC Education Task Force Member

Iowa Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Richard T. Anderson (R-97), International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Richard Arnold (R-72), Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Betty De Boef (R-76) , Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Dave Deyoe (R-10), Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Greg Forristall (R-98) , Education Task Force Member
Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R-99), Education Task Force Member
Rep. David Heaton (R-91), Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Stewart E. Iverson, Jr. (R-5), International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Mark S. Lofgren (R-80), Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Linda Miller (R-82) , ALEC State Chairman  and Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Steven Olson (R-83), Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Dawn E. Pettengill (R-39) , Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Charles Soderberg (R-3), Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-12) , Health and Human Services Task Force Member and former co-chair
Rep. Ralph Watts (R-47)
Former Rep. Dolores Mertz (D), 2011 ALEC William J. Raggio Excellence in Leadership and Outstanding Service Award winner

Senate

Sen. Sandra H. Greiner (R-45), Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Tim L. Kapucian (R-20), Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Kim Pearson (R-42), Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Brian J. Quirk (D-15), Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Thomas R. Sands (R-87), Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. James A. Seymour (R-28) , Civil Justice Task Force Member

Kansas Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Steve Brunk (R-85) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Pete DeGraff (R-81) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Carl Holmes (R-125) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Lance Kinzer (R-14),  ALEC Civil Justice Task Force and International Relations Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Forrest Knox (R-13,)  ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Peggy Mast (R-76),  ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force and International Relations Task Foce member
Rep. Marc Rhoades (R-72) ; International Relations Task Force
Rep. Sharon Schwartz (R-106)
Rep. Scott Schwab (R-49),  attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Susan Wagle (R-30), former National Chairman, member of Board of Directors as of 2011
Former Rep. John Faber (R-120) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Amanda Grosserode (R-Lenexa), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Former Rep. Deena Horst (R-69)
Rep. Joe McLeland (R-94); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Terri Lois Gregory (R-10), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, including health-related panels
Rep. Susan Mosier (R-Manhattan), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting, including health-related panels
Rep. Larry Powell (R-117), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Roy Fund; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. John James Rubin (R-18), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Mario Goico (R-100); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Daniel J. Kerschen (R-93); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Joe Seiwert (R-101); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Phil Hermanson (R-96); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Gene Suellentrop (R-105); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Pete J. DeGraaf (R-81); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Steve Huebert (R-90) , Education Task Force
Rep. Terry Calloway (R-3), ALEC Education Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Brenda Landwehr (R-91); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Kelly Meigs (R-17), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Gary K. Hayzlett (R-122); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Marvin G. Kleeb (R-48),  ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Richard Carlson (R-61) , Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member and 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year
Rep. Joe Patton (R-54) ; Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Rob Bruchman (R-20), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Mitch Holmes (R-114)
Rep. Ronald Ryckman (R-Meade), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Scott Schwab (R-49)
Rep. Don Schroeder (R-74)

Senate

Sen. Karin Brownlee (R-23)
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-10) ; Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Ty Masterson (R-16) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Ray Merrick (R-37), ALEC State Chairman,  “Legislator of the Year” 2010,  Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member, ALEC Board of Directors member[81] and attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer (R-40),[16][78] ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Dennis Pyle (R-1) ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Garrett Love (R-38), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Julia Lynn (R-Olathe), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Bob Marshall (R-13); Education Task Force
Sen. Chris Steineger (D-6), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Terry Bruce (R-34), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Mike Petersen (R-28); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Dick Kelsey (R-26)

Kentucky Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Mike Harmon (R-54)[16], State Chairman
Rep. Sal Santoro (R-60); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R-68); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Ruth Palumbo (D-76); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. David Osborne (R-59); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. John D. Westwood (R-23); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Jill York (R-96); Education Task Force
Rep. Addia K. Wuchner (R-66) ; Education Task Force and International Relations Task Force
Rep. Jim DeCesare (R-21); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Brad Montell (R-58); Education Task Force
Rep. Ron Crimm (R-33); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Robert R. Damron (D-39); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force; quoted in an August 2011 Bloomberg interview as saying he no longer attends ALEC meetings because ALEC has “become, in the last few years, so partisan. . . The last meeting I went to, they spent all their time bashing Democrats. I don’t particularly care for an organization that’s so partisan.”
Rep. Dorsey Ridley (D-4); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo (D-76); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Brent Housman (R-3); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

Senate

Sen. Tom Buford (R-22) , State Chairman
Sen. Brandon Smith (R-30); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Carroll Gibson (R-5); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Jimmy Higdon (R-14); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Kathy W. Stein (D-13); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Ray S. Jones, II (D-31); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Robert Stivers (R-25); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Julian M. Carroll (D-7); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. John Schickel (R-11); International Relations Task Force
Sen. Kenneth W. Winters (R-1); Education Task Force
Sen. Ernie Harris (R-26); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Tom Jensen (R-21), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member, spoke on “Saving Dollars and Protecting Communities: State Successes in Corrections Policy” at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Joey Pendleton (D-3); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Alice Kerr (R-12); Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Julie Denton (R-36) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Tim Shaughnessy (D-19); Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Walter Blevins, Jr (D-27).; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Gerald A. Neal (D-33); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Denise Harper Angel (D-35); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. David P. Givens (R-9); Education Task Force
Sen. Vernie D. McGaha (R-15); Education Task Force
Sen. Daniel Seum (R-38); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Jack Westwood (R-23)

Louisiana Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. John Anders (D-21); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Jeff Arnold (D-102:New Orleans), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Elton Aubert (D-58), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Damon J. Baldone; (D-53), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Timothy G. Burns (R-89); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. George “Greg” Cromer (R-90), State Chairman , Civil Justice Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Jean Doerge (D-10); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Hollis Downs (R-12); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Noble Ellington, National Chairman and former State Chairman
Rep. Dale Erdey (R-13); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. James R. Fannin (D-13), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Franklin J. Foil (R-70); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Brett F. Geymann (R-35), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[86]
Rep. Johnny Guinn (R-37), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Joe Harrison (R-51), ALEC State Chairman,  Member of Education Task Force , attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Chris C. Hazel (R-27); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Cameron Henry, Jr. (R-82), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Bob Hensgens (R-47), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Frank Hoffmann (R-15)[16]< ALEC Education Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Nita Hutter (R-104), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Girod Jackson (D-87), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. John LaBruzzo (R-81), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Harvey LeBas (D-38), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Walter Leger, III (D-91), ALEC Education Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Anthony Ligi (R-79), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Joe Lopinto (R-80), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting,  where he spoke on “Saving Dollars and Protecting Communities: State Successes in Corrections Policy”
Rep. Nicholas J. Lorusso (R-94); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Fred H. Mills, Jr. (R-22); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Nickie J. Monica (R-57); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Rick Nowlin (R-23), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Erich Ponti (R-69), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Christopher J. Roy, Jr. (D-25); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. John M. Schroder, Sr. (R-77); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-5), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Scott Simon (R-74)[16], ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting ]
Rep. Gary L. Smith, Jr. (R-77)); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Speaker Jim W. Tucker (R-86), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Mack A. White, Jr. (R-64); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Thomas Willmott (R-92), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting

Senate

Sen. John A. Alario, Jr.(R-8); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Jack L. Donahue, Jr. (R-11); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Robert W. Kostelka (R-35); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Daniel R. Martiny (R-10); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Willie Mount (D-27); Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Ben Wayne Nevers, Sr. (D-12); Education Task Force
Sen. Neil Riser (R-32); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Francis Thompson (D-34)

Maine Legislators with ALEC Ties

Senate

Sen. Richard Rosen (R-31), State Chairman ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Doug Smith (R-27) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Former Sen. Carol Weston (R-23) , former State Chairman
Sen. Debra Plowman (R-33), Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Brian D. Langley (R-28); Education Task Force
Sen. Christopher W. Rector (R-22); International Relations Task Force
Sen. Michael D. Thibodeau (R-23); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force

House of Representatives

Rep. R. Ryan Harmon (R-45); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. James M. Hamper (R-100); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force

Maryland Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Delegates

Del. Michael Hough (R-3B), State Chairman
Del. Susan Krebs (R-9B)
Former Del. Richard Sossi (R-36)
Del. Nancy Stocksdale (R-5A)[16], former State Chairman
Del. Neil Conrad Parrott (R-2B); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Del. Susan K. McComas (R-35B); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Del. Andrew Serafini (R-2A); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Del. Gail H. Bates (R-9A) ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Del. Mark N. Fisher (R-27B); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Del. Kelly Schulz (R-4A); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Del. Kathy Afzali (R-4A); Education Task Force
Del. Tanya Shewell (R-5A) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Del. Adelaide Eckardt (R-37B) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Del. Nicholaus Kipke (R-31); Health and Human Services Task Force
Del. William Frank (R-42); Health and Human Services Task Force
Del. Donald H. Dwyer, Jr. (R-31); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Del. Ron A. George (R-30) ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Del. Susan M. Aumann (R-42); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force

Senate

Former Sen. Alex Mooney (R-3) , former State Chairman
Sen. Christopher Shank (R-2) , State Chairman ; Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Joseph M. Getty (R-5); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Richard Colburn (R-37); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Edward R. Reilly (R-33); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

Massachusetts Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Nicholas A. Boldyga (R-3), ALEC State Chairman
Rep. Harriett L. Stanley (D-2), ALEC State Chairman

Michigan Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Former Rep. Frank Accavitti, Jr. (D-42), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2008
Majority Caucus Chair Dave Agema (R-74), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2008
Former Rep. Fran Amos (R-43), registered for ALEC annual meeting in 2005 and paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2006 and 2007
Former Rep. Richard A. Bandstra (R-Grand Rapids, 1985-1994, Michigan 3rd Court of Appeals through January 2003), Former “Public Sector Chairman,” Civil Justice Task Force
Former Rep. Bill Caul (R-99), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007
Former House Speaker Craig DeRoche (R-38), paid ALEC membership dues in 2006 and sent three staffers to ALEC annual meeting in 2006 (for $1,200) with taxpayer funds
Former Rep. Leon Drolet (R-33), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Former Rep. David Farhat (R-91), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Former Rep. Edward Gaffney (R-1), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007
Rep. Judson Gilbert (R-81), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 while a state senator
Rep. Gail Haines (R-43); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Ken Horn (R-94), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2011 , Civil Justice Task Force member
Former Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-90, now Michigan Congressman R-2), ALEC Alumni in Congress,  paid ALEC membership with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007 while a state representative
Former Rep. Jerry Kooiman (R-75), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-44), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2011
Rep. Kenneth Kurtz (R-58), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Matthew Lori, (R-59), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Peter J. Lund (R-36); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Tom McMillin (R-45), sponsored 2011 HB 4050. Compare to ALEC’s “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act”
Former Rep. Kimberley Meltzer (R-33), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2009
Former Rep. Tim Moore (R-97), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2007
Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-80); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Former Rep. Tom Pearce (R-73), registered for 2006 ALEC annual meeting and paid 2009 ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds
Rep. Amanda Price (R-89); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Former Rep. Rick Shaffer (R-59), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007
Former Rep. Fulton Sheen (R-88), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005, 2006 and 2007
Rep. Mike Shirkey (R-65), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2011
Former Rep. John Stahl (R-82), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2008
Former Rep. John Stakoe (R-44), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007
Former Rep. Glenn Steil, Jr. (R-72), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007
Former Rep. William Van Regenmorter (R-74), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005

Senate

Sen. Jason Allen (R-37), former ALEC State Chairman[105], paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2006
Former Sen. Patricia Birkholz (R-24), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Sen. Darwin Booher (R-35), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005, 2007 and 2009 while a state representative
Former Sen. Cameran Brown (R-16), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Sen. Bruce Caswell (R-16), Health and Human Services Task Force
Former Sen. Valde Garcia (R-22), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Sen. Mike Green (R-31), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2011
Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-34), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005, 2007 and 2009 (twice) while a state representative,  Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member
Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R-29), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005, 2007 and 2009 while a state representative,  and in 2011 while a state senator
Sen. Rick Jones (R-24), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 while a state representative
Sen. Mike Kowall (R-15), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2009 while a state representative, and in 2011
Former Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R-30), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Sen. Arlan B. Meekhoff (R-30), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2009 while a state representative
Sen. John Moolenar (R-36), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2007 while a state representative
Sen. Mike Nofs (R-19), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2008 while a state representative
Former Sen. Bruce Patterson (R-7), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2009
Sen. David B. Robertson (R-26), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-20), State Chairman ; Civil Justice Task Force

Minnesota Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Bruce D. Anderson (R-19A), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Paul Anderson (R-13A), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. King Banaian (R – 15B), ALEC Member
Rep. Michael L. Beard (R-35A), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Mike Benson (R-30B), ALEC member
Rep. Matt Dean (R-52B)[16], ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Connie Doepke (R-33B), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-28B) , ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Sondra L. Erickson (R), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-36B), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer (R – 16B), ALEC State Chairman,  International Relations Task Force Member,  attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Carol McFarlane (R-53B), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Pam Myhra (R-40A), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Joyce Peppin (R-32A), ALEC member
Rep. Linda Runbeck (R-52A), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Ron Shimanski (R-18A), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member, ] attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-18B), denies ALEC membership but says he offers ALEC bills
House Speaker Kurt Zellers (R-32B), ALEC member but says he’s inactive

Senate

Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain (R-53), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Ted Daley (R-38), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Chris Gerlach (R-37), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-10), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. John Howe (R-28), ALEC member
Sen. Gen Olson (R – 33), ALEC Education Task Force Member,[107] former State Chair
Former Sen. Patricia Pariseau (R-36), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Mike Parry (R-26), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

Mississippi Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Jim Ellington (R-73), State Chairman, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member and 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year
Rep. Tommy Woods (R-52) ; Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Harvey A. Fillingane (R-101); Education Task Force
Rep. Noal Akins (R-12); Education Task Force
Rep. Henry Zuber (R-113); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Joey E. Fillingane (R-41); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. William C. Denny, Jr. (R-64); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Kevin McGee (R-59); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Margaret Ellis Rogers (R-14); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Jeffrey S. Guice (R-114) ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Roger G. Ishee (R-118); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Lester Carpenter (R-1); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Gary A. Chism (R-37); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Mark S. Formby (R-108); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Herbert D. Frierson (R-106); Education Task Force
Rep. Scott Bounds (R-44); Education Task Force
Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R-95); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Lee Yancey (R-20); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Mac Huddleston (R-15); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Michael Watson (R-51); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Sidney Bondurant (R-24) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Rita R. Martinson (R-58); International Relations Task Force
Rep. William Gardner Hewes, III (R-49); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Becky Currie (R-92) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Charles Jim Beckett (R-23); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Mark Baker (R-74); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Bobby B. Howell (R-46); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Elton Gregory Snowden (R-83); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Gary V. Staples (R-88); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Philip A. Gunn (R-56); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Former Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-116)

Senate

Sen. Perry Lee (R-35) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Former Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R-1) (member of the US House of Representatives as of 2011), former State Chairman
Sen. Doug E. Davis (R-1); Education Task Force
Sen. Thomas Gollott (R-50); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Merle G. Flowers (R-19); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Walter Michel (R-25); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Fredie Videt Carmichael (R-46); Education Task Force
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-39); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Tommy Moffatt (R-52); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Eugene Clarke (R-22) ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Lydia Chassaniol (R-14); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Dean Kirby (R-30); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Terry W. Brown (R-17); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Giles Ward (R-18), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force and International Relations Task Force member
Sen. Briggs Hopson, III (R-23); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Jerry R. Turner (R-18); Civil Justice Task Force

Missouri Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Walt Bivins (R-97) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Stanley Cox (R-118) ; Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Ed Emery (R-126) , former State Chairman ]
House Majority Leader Timothy Jones (R-89),  ALEC State Chairman , Education Task Force member and recipient of about $4,000 from ALEC in 2010 to attend meetings in San Diego and Washington
Rep. Rodney Schad (R-115) ; Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Jason Smith (R-150), ALEC State Chairman  and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member
Rep. Vicki Schneider (R-17); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Steven Tilley (R-106); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Andrew Koenig (R-88); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Shane Schoeller (R-139); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Cole McNary (R-86) ; Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Darrell L. Pollock (R-146); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Shelley Keeney (R-156); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Shane Schoeller (R-139); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (R-157); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Ellen Brandom (R-160); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Eric Burlison (R-136); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Keith Frederick (R-149); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Sue Allen (R-92), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force and International Relations Task Force member
Rep. William White (R-129); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Jerry Nolte (R-33); International Relations Task Force
Rep. Scott D. Dieckhaus (R-109); Education Task Force
Rep. Bill Lant (R-131); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Sandy Crawford (R-119); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Mike Kelley (R-126); Education Task Force
Rep. Barney Fisher (R-125); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Dave Hinson (R-98); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Sue Entlicher (R-133); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Tony Dugger (R-144); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Noel Torpey (R-55); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Paul R. Curtman (R-105); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. John J. Diehl, Jr. (R-87); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Zachary Wyatt (R-2); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Former Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-19)
Rep. Therese Sander (R-22)
Rep. Doug Ervin (R-35)
Former Rep. Ted Hoskins (D-Berkeley), ALEC “State Legislator of the Year” in 2009
Former Rep. Rodney Hubbard (D-St. Louis), ALEC “State Legislator of the Year” in 2007
Rep. Mike Colona (D-St. Louis), has spent campaign money to attend ALEC events or on ALEC membership dues
Rep. Michele Kratky, has spent campaign money to attend ALEC events or on ALEC membership dues

Senate

Sen. Jack Goodman (R-29) (Assistant Majority Floor Leader), spoke on “Saving Dollars and Protecting Communities: State Successes in Corrections Policy” at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Brian D. Nieves (R-98) ; Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Robert Mayer (R-25); Civil Justice Task Force
Sen. Jim Lembke (R-1); International Relations Task Force
Sen. Mike L. Parson (R-28); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. John Griesheimer (R-26); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Jane D. Cunningham (R-7); Education Task Force
Sen. Ron Richard (R-129); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

Montana Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Dennis Himmelberger (R-47) , former State Chairman
Rep. David Howard (R-60) ; Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Gary MacLaren (R-89) , State Chairman; Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Ken Peterson (R-46) ; Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Scott Reichner (R-9), State Chairman ; Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Rep. Cary Smith (R-55),  ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member and guest at the December 2010 meeting of the International Relations Task Force
Rep. Wendy Warburton (R-34) ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Roy Hollandsworth (R-28); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Bill James Beck, Sr. (R-6) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Elsie M. Arntzen (R-53) ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Jesse A. O’Hara (R-18); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Dan D Skattum (R-62); Education Task Force
Rep. Mark W. Blasdel (R-10); Education Task Force
Rep. Gordon Hendrick (R-14); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Lee Randall (R-39); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. John Esp (R-61); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Liz Bangerter (R-80); Health and Human Services Task Force
Rep. Steve Lavin (R-8); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Tom McGillvray (R-50); Civil Justice Task Force
Rep. Dee Brown (R-3)
Rep. Michael More (R-70)
Rep. Mike Miller (R-84)
Former Rep. Fran Wendelboe (R-1)

Senate

Sen. Jeff Essmann (R-28)
Sen. Bob Lake (R-44); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Llewelyn C. Jones (R-14); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Former Sen. Roy Brown (R-25)

Nebraska Legislators with ALEC Ties

Sen. Heath M. Mello; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. John N. Harms; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Pete Pirsch ; Education Task Force
Sen. Merton Dierks ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Dennis Utter ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Tony Fulton ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Charlie Janssen ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Rich Pahls ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Scott Price ; Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. John M. Wightman ; Education Task Force
Sen. Chris Langemeier ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Danielle Conrad ; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Dave Pankonin; Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Mark R. Christensen ; International Relations Task Force
Sen. Tanya Cook ; International Relations Task Force
Sen. Abbie Cornett , ALEC State Chairman and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Lavon L. Heidemann ; Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Sen. Deb Strobel Fischer ); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Jeremy J. Nordquist ; Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Ken Haar; Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. LeRoy Louden ; Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Nevada Legislators with ALEC Ties

Senate

Sen. Barbara Cegavske (R-8), ALEC State Chairman and Education Task Force Member
Sen. Dennis Nolan (R-9), State Chairman
Sen. William (Bill) Raggio (R-3) , ALEC Board Member
Sen. Don G. Gustavson (R-2), ALEC Education Task Force and Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. James Arnold Settelmeyer (R-Capital) , ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Joseph Hardy (R-12), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Dean A. Rhoads (R-Rural Nevada), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

New Hampshire Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Gary Daniels (R-6) , ALEC State Chairman  and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member ]
Rep. Warren J. Groen (R-1)
Rep. Stephen Palmer (R-6) , ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Andrew Renzullo (R-27)
Rep. Jordan Ulery (R-27) , ALEC State Chairman  and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Mark Warden (R-7)
Rep. Ken Weyler (R-8), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Carole McGuire (R-8), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Elaine B. Swinford (R-5), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Joseph Thomas (R-19), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Maurice Villeneuve (R-18), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. John Hikel (R-7), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Marilinda J. Garcia (R-4), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Mary M. Allen (R-11), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Norman L. Major (R-8), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Jennifer Coffey (R-6) , ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Pamela Z. Tucker (R-17) , ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Dan McGuire (R-8), ALEC Education Task Force
Rep. Kris Edward Roberts (D-3), ALEC Education Task Force
Rep. Will Smith (R-18) , ALEC Education Task Force
Rep. Betsy McKinney (R-3), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. J. Gail Barry (R-16), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. John Reagan (R-1), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Susan Emerson (R-7), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Robert L. Theberge (D-4), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Beverly T. Rodeschin (R-2) , ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Robert E. Introne (R-3), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Amy Stasia Perkins (R-14), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Lawrence B. Perkins, Jr. (R-14), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Former Rep. Laurie Boyce (R-5)[16]

Senate

Sen. Sharon M. Carson (R-14), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Former Sen. Robert Letourneau (R-19)

New Jersey Legislators with ALEC Ties

General Assembly

Rep. Caroline Casagrande (R-12)
Hon. Amy Handlin (R-13)
Hon. Declan O’Scanlon (R-12)
Hon. Scott Rumana (R-4)
Hon. Jay Webber (R-26), ALEC State Chair

Senate

Sen Joseph Kyrillos (R-13)
Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24), ALEC State Chair

New Mexico Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Paul Bandy (R-3), ALEC State Chairman and Guest at the December 2010 International Relations Task Force meeting
Rep. Jimmie Hall (R-28)  and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. William Gray (R-54), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Nathaniel Quentin Gentry (R-30), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Rick L. Little (R-53), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R-8), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Dennis Roch (R-67), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Paul Bandy (R-3), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Nora Espinoza (R-59), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Larry A. Larranaga (R-27), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. William R. Rehm (R-31), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Anna M. Crook (R-64)[16], ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. James R.J. Strickler (R-2), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Thomas A. Anderson (R-29), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Dennis J. Kintigh (R-57), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Kent L. Cravens (R-21)
, ALEC State Chairman, Public Safety and Elections Task Force member
Sen. Sander Rue (R-23), Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. George K. Munoz (D-4), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. William E. Sharer (R-1) , ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Mark L. Boitano (R-18), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Vernon Asbill (R-34), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Sue Beffort (R-19), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. William H. Payne (R-20), ALEC International Relations Task Force and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Rod Adair (R-33), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

New York Legislators with ALEC Ties

Assembly

Assembly Member Brian Kolb (R,I,C-129), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Owen Johnson (R, C, IP-4), State Chairman
Sen. Greg Ball (R-40)
Sen. Owen Johnson (R-4)

North Carolina Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Harold Brubaker (R-78), member of ALEC Board of Directors[47], Public Sector Chair of the International Relations Task Force and attended the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Rep. George Cleveland (R-14)
Rep. Fred Steen (R-76), ALEC State Chairman and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Bryan R. Holloway (R-91), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Jerry C. Dockham (R-80), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Stephen A. LaRoque (R-10), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Linda P. Johnson (R-83), ALEC Education Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Former Rep. Curtis Blackwood (R-68), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Ric Killian (R-105), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Ruth Samuelson (R-104), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Jeff Barnhart (R-82), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Julia Howard (R-79), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Tom Murry (R-41), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. William Current (R-109), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Speaker Thom Tillis (R-98), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member, 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Justin P. Burr (R-67), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Tim K. Moore (R-111), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Dale Robbins Folwell (R-74), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Daniel F. McComas (R-19), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Tim Moffitt (R-116), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member[27] and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Hugh Allen Blackwell (R-86), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Paul B. Stam, Jr. (R-37), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member, attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-40), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Jamie Boles (R-52), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. William Brawley (R-103), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Bill Brisson (D-22), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Rayne Brown (R-81), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Bill Cook (R-6), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Kelly Hastings (R-110), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Mike Hager (R-112), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Craig Horn (R-68), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. David Lewis (R-53), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Darrell McCormick (R-92), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-117), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Bill Owens (D-1), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Mike Stone (R-51), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-90), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. John Torbett (R-108), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Harry Warren (R-77), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting

Senate

Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-48), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Alberta Darling (R), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R -13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Pam Galloway (R-29), ALEC International Relations Task Force/Federal Relations Working Group Education Task Force Member
Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-20), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Randy Hopper (R), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-32), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Sen. Frank Lasee (R-1), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Mary Lazich (R-28), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Terry Moulton (R-23), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. David Rouzer (R-12), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Donald Ray Vaughan (D-27), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-14), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Chair
Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-21), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Rich Zipperer (R-33), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

North Dakota Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Wesley Belter (R-62), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Alan Carlson (R-41), ALEC State Chairman and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Jim Kasper (R-46)
Speaker David Monson (R-10), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Blair Thoreson (R-44), State Chairman
Rep. Dave Weiler (R-30), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Dan J. Ruby (R-38), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Lisa M. Meier (R-32), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Darrell Nottestad (R-43), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Don Vigesaa (R-23), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Alon Wieland (R-13), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Chet Pollert (R-29), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Jeff Delzer (R-8), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Mike R. Nathe (R-30), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Patrick R. Hatlestad (R-1), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Lawrence R. Klemin (R-47), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Craig Headland (R-29), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Scott Louser (R-5), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Dwight W. Wrangham (R-8), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Kim Koppelman (R-13), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Randy G. Boehning (R-27), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Ken Svedjan (R-17)

Senate

Sen. Dave Nething (R-12), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Jerry Klein (R-14), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Karen K. Krebsbach (R-40), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Sen. Rich P. Wardner (R-37), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Gerald Uglem (R-19), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Judy Lee (R-13), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Dick Dever (R-32), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Robert Stenehjem (R-30, deceased July 18, 2011), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. John M. Andrist (R-2), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member

Ohio Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. John P. Adams (R-78), State Chairman and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-3), Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Marlene Anielski (R-17), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Peter A. Beck (R-67), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Louis Blessing (R-29)
Rep. Terry R. Boose (R-58), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Danny Bubp (R-88)
Rep. James Butler (R-37), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. John A. Carey, Jr. (R-87), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Timothy Derickson (R-53)
Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-19), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Bruce Goodwin (R-74), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Cheryl L. Grossman (R-23), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Matt Huffman (R-4), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Kris Jordan (R-19)
Rep. Casey Kozlowski (R-99), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Ronald Maag (R-35), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Jarrod B. Martin (R-70), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Former Rep. Robert Mecklenborg (R-30), ALEC Member
Rep. Kristina D. Roegner (R-42), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-86), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Barbara Sears (R-46), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Todd Snitchler (former Republican State Representative; Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio as of 2011)
Rep. Gerald L. Stebelton (R-5), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-25), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Andrew M. Thompson (R-93), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Joseph W. Uecker (R-66), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R-75), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member[19]
Rep. Ron Young (R-63), ALEC Member

Senate

Sen. David Burke (R-26), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. William P. Coley, II (R-4), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Bob Gibbs (former Republican State Senator; U.S. Representative (R-18) as of 2011)
Sen. Kris Jordan (R-19), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Tom Niehaus (R-14), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Frank LaRose (R-27), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. William Seitz (R-8), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Co-Chair, spoke on “Saving Dollars and Protecting Communities: State Successes in Corrections Policy” at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting

Oklahoma Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Gary Banz (R-101), State Chairman
Rep. Leslie Osborn (R-47)
Rep. Marty Quinn (R-9), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Skye D. McNiel (R-29), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Jabar Shumate (D-73), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Sally R. Kern (R-84), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Former Rep. Michael Thompson (R-2, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives 2010), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Mike Sanders (R-59), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. G. Harold Wright, Jr. (R-57), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Pat Ownbey (R-48), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Scott Martin (R-46), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Dan Kirby (R-75), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Tom Newell (R-28), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Leslie Osborn (R-47), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Randy McDaniel (R-83), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Ann Coody (R-64), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Lee R. Denney (R-33), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Marian Cooksey (R-39), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Phillip Richardson (R-56), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Doug Cox (R-5), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Pam Peterson (R-67), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Ronald Peters (R-70), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Glen W. Mulready (R-68), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Steve C. Martin (R-10), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Sue Tibbs (R-23), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. David Dank (R-85), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Charles D. Key (R-90), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Weldon L. Watson (R-79), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Colby Schwartz (R-43), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Gus R. Blackwell (R-61), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy (R-42), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Mark E. McCullough (R-30), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Former Rep. Don Myers (R-82)

Senate

Sen. John W. Ford (R-29)
, State Chairman and Education Task Force Member
Sen. Bill L. Brown (R-36), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Ron Justice (R-23), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Sen. David F. Myers (R-20), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Cliff A. Aldridge (R-42), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Brian Bingman (R-12), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Brian Crain (R-39), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Ron G. Justice (R-23), ALEC [[International Relations Task Force ]] Member
Sen. Clark Jolley (R-41), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Gary Stanislawski (R-35), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Cliff Branan (R-40), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Jonathan Nichols (R-15), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Oregon Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. John Huffman (R-59)
Rep. C. Gene Whisnant (R-53), ALEC State Chairman,[152] International Relations Task Force memberand 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year
Rep. Matt Wingard (R-26)
Rep. Tim Freeman (R-2), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Katerina E. Brewer (R-29), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Shawn Lindsay (R-30), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Michael R. McLane (R-55), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Jason Conger (R-54), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Matthew Wand (R-49), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Wally Hicks (R-3), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Sal Esquivel (R-6)
Rep. Bill Kennemer (R-39)
Rep. Bruce Hanna (R-7)
Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-25)

Pennsylvania Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Matthew Baker (R-68), paid ALEC membership dues in 2001, 2005 and 2008 using campaign account and “used an ALEC Model Bill to challenge federal health care reform” but later threatened citizen activist group for exposing his ties to ALEC
Rep. John Evans (R-5), ALEC State Chairman and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Matthew Gabler (R-75)
Rep. Kate Harper (R-61)
Rep. Dick Hess (R-78)
Rep. Sandra Major (R-111)
Rep. Ron Marsico (R-105) ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Ronald Miller (R-93)
Rep. Harry Readhsaw (D-36)
Rep. Stan Saylor (R-95), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Richard Stevenson (R-Butler, Mercer)
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-28) (a spokesman says he is no longer involved with ALEC as of August 2011)
Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-160), ALEC Committee on Election Reforms
Rep. Paul Clymer (R-145)
Rep. Jim Cox (R-129), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Robert Godshall (R-53)
Rep. Seth Grove (R-196), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Nick Kotik (D-45), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Thomas H. Killion (R-168), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-65), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Scott Hutchinson (R-64), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-138), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Glen R. Grell (R-87), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-12) , Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Jeffrey Piccola (R-15)
Sen. Charles McIlhinney (R-10)
Sen. John Pippy (R-37), former State Chairman
Sen. Robert Robbins (R-50), ALEC’s Thomas Jefferson Award-winner

Rhode Island Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Laurence Ehrhardt (R-32), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Leo Blais (R-21), ALEC State Chairman
Sen. Jon D. Brien (D-50), ALEC State Chairman
Sen. Francis Maher (R-34), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Former Sen. Leonidas Raptakis (D-33 until 2010; ran unsuccessfully for election in 2010 in the Democratic primary for Secretary of State), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-37), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Sen. Paul Fogarty (D-23), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Walter Felag (D-10), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member

South Carolina Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Liston Barfield (R-58), ALEC State Chairman and International Relations Task Force Member
Speaker Pro Tempore Harry Cato (R-17), former State Chairman
Rep. William E. Sandifer, III (R-2), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. James H. Harrison (R-75), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Joan B. Brady (R-78), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Alan D. Clemmons (R-107), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. James A. Battle, Jr. (D-57), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Ted M. Vick (D-53), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Phillip D. Owens (R-5), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Dwight Loftis (R-19), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Former Rep. Jeffrey Duncan (R; elected U.S. Representative of SC’s 3rd Congressional District in 2010), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. W. Brian White (R-6), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Bruce W. Bannister (R-24), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. George M. Hearn (R-105), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Jimmy C. Bales (D-80), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Thad T . Viers (R-68), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Garry Smith (R-27)

Senate

Sen. Raymond E. Cleary III (R-34), ALEC State Chairman[182] and International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. James H. Ritchie, Jr. (R-13), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Thomas Alexander (R-1), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Daniel B. Verdin, III (R-9), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. George E. Campsen, III (R-43), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Mike T. Rose (R-38), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Kent M. Williams (D-30), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Chip Campsen (R-43)

South Dakota Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Valentine Rausch (R-4), ALEC State Chairman[137] and International Relations Task Force member
Rep. Justin Davis (R-23), guest at December 2010 meeting of the ALEC International Relations Task Foce meeting
Rep. Lora Hubbel (R-11), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Betty Olson (R-28B), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Charles Hoffman (R-23), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Val B. Rausch (R-4), ALEC International Relations Task Force Alternate
Rep. Mark K. Willadsen (R-11), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Charles M. Turbiville (R-31), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Kristin A. Conzet (R-32), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Jacqueline Sly (R-33), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Tad Perry (R-24), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Kim Vanneman (R-26B) , ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Former Rep. Kristi Noem (R-6; elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 2010), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Jamie Boomgarden (R-17), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Manny Steele (R-12), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Phil Jensen (R-33)[16], ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Fred W. Romkema (R-31), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Bob Deelstra (R-9), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. David Novstrup (R-3), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Hal Wick, (R-12) ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Justin Cronin (R-23), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Roger D. Solum (R-5), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Brian Gosch (R-32), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Jon Hansen (R-25), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Roger W. Hunt (R-10), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Stacey V. Nelson (R-25), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Senate

Sen. Deb Peters (R-9), ALEC State Chairman[183] and International Relations Task Force member
Sen. Corey Brown (R-23), ALEC International Relations Task Force Alternate
Sen. Jeffrey K. Haverly (R-35), ALEC International Relations Task Force Alternate
Sen. Al R. Novstrup (R-3), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Todd J. Schlekeway (R-11), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Elizabeth Kraus (R-33), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Tim Rave (R-25), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Deb Peters (R-9), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Tom Hansen (R-22), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

Tennessee Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Curry Todd (R-95), ALEC State Chairman,[184] Member of ALEC Board of Directors  and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Former Rep. Susan Lynn (R-57)
Former Rep. Joe McCard (R-Maryville; chief clerk of the state House as of 2011)
Rep. John D. Ragan (R-33), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Kevin D. Brooks (R-24), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. David Hawk (R-5), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Bob Ramsey, (R-20) ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Tony Shipley (R-2), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Vince Dean (R-30), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Curtis G. Johnson (R-68), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-26), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Charles Michael Sargent, Jr. (R-61), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Debra Young Maggart (R-45), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Stephen McManus (R-96), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Harry R. Brooks, Jr. (R-19), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Frank Niceley (R-17), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Joe McCord (R-8), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. David Shepard (D-69), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R-73), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Joseph Armstrong (D-15), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Julia Hurley (R-32), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Mark White (R-83), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Phillip Max Johnson (R-78), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Ryan A. Haynes (R-14), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Joe Carr (R-48), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Jon C. Lundberg (R-1), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Joshua G. Evans (R-66), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Mike T. Harrison (R-9), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Johnny Richard Montgomery (R-12), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Steve K. McDaniel (R-72), ALEC [[Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force ]] Member
Rep. Barrett W. Rich (R-94), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-38), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Vance Dennis (R-71), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Dale Ford (R-6)

Senate

Sen. Reginald Tate (D-33), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Ken Yager (R-12), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Dolores R. Gresham (R-26), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Sen. Steve Southerland (R-1), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Jim Tracy (R-16), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Bill Ketron (R-13), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
Sen. Mike Bell (R-9), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Brian K. Kelsey (R-31), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Mark S. Norris (R-32), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Ophelia Ford (D-29)

Texas Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Tom Craddick (R-82), Immediate Past Chairman, ALEC Board of Directors, received $878,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011
Rep. Charlie Howard (R-26), State Chairman
Rep. Jim Jackson (R-115) (retirement announced July 13, 2011), State Chairman
Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), received $163,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011
Rep. Jerry Madden (R-67), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Co-Chair and 2011 ALEC State Legislator of the Year
Rep. John Otto (R-18), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Randy Weber (R-29)
Former Rep. Rick Perry (D-64), now Republican Governor (2000-current), received more than $2 million in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011
Rep. Todd Smith (R-92), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Todd Hunter (R-32), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Mike W. Hamilton (R-19), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Larry Phillips (R-62), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Byron Cook (R-8), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Charles F. Howard (R-26), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Aaron Pena (R-40), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-53), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Larry W. Taylor (R-24), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Tracy O. King (D-80), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-31), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Randy Weber (R-29), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Susan King (R-71), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Ralph Sheffield (R-55), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Mark Shelton (R-97), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Jose Menendez (D-124), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep Bryan Hughes (R-5), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Warren Chisum (R-88), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Bill Callegari (R-132), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Rob Eissler (R-15), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Daniel H. Branch (R-108), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. John T. Smithee (R-86), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. John E. Davis (R-129), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Vicki Truitt (R-98), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Patricia Harless (R-126), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Ken W. Paxton (R-70), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Phil King (R-61), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Gary W. Eikins (R-135), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Dawnna M. Dukes (D-46), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Wayne Smith (R-128), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Eric Johnson (D-100), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Allen Fletcher (R-130), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Tracy King (D-80), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Rick Hardcastle (R-68), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Brandon Creighton (R-16), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Geanie W. Morrison (R-30), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Diane Patrick (R-94), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Rob Orr (R-58)
Rep. Ken Legler (R-144), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Kelly G. Hancock (R-91), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Former Rep. Betty Brown (R-4)
Rep. Wayne Christian (R-9)
Rep. Dan Flynn (R-2)
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-89)
Rep. David Swinford (R-87)

Senate

Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), received $315,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011
Sen. Kel Seliger (R-31), ALEC State Chairman, received $124,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011 and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Former Sen. Todd Staples (R), former State Chairman
Sen. Chris J. Harris (R-9), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Tommy Williams (R-4), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Glenn Hegar, Jr. (R-18), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Jane Nelson (R-12), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Florence D. Shapiro (R-18), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Mike Jackson (R-11), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member

Utah Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Todd E. Kiser (R-41), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R-7), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Brad L. Dee (R-11), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Gage Froerer (R-8), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Paul Ray (R-13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig (D-23), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-52), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Chris N. Herrod (R-62), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Dean Sanpei (R-63), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. David Clark (R-74), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Bradley Daw (R-60), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Roger Barrus (R-18), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Rebecca Lockhart (R-64), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Keith Grover (R-61), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Michael T. Morley (R-66), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Eric K. Hutchings (R-38), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member and guest at the December 2010 meeting of the International Relations Task Force
Rep. Ken Ivory (R-47), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. R. Curt Webb (R-5), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Julie Fisher (R-17), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate

Senate

Sen. Curt Bramble (R-16), ALEC State Chairman[194] and International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Wayne Niederhauser (R-9), ALEC State Chairman and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Ralph Okerlund (R-24)
Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart (R-29), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Michael G. Waddoups (R-6), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Mark B. Madsen (R-13), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Peter Knudson (R-17), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Daniel Liljenquist (R-23), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Ralph Okerlund (R-24), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Margaret Dayton (R-15), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson (R-11), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Stuart C. Reid (R-18), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. J. Stuart Adams (R-22), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Scott K. Jenkins (R-20)

Vermont Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Gregory Clark (R-3)
Former Rep. Patricia O’Donnell (former R-1, did not run for reelection in 2010), former ALEC State Chairman
Rep. Robert Helm (R/D-2), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. James McNeil (R/D-1), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member

Senate

Assistant Minority Leader Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland), ALEC State Chairman[196]
Sen. Margaret (Peg) Flory (R-3), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member

Virginia Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Delegates

Del. John Cosgrove (R-78), ALEC State Chairman
Speaker William (Bill) Howell (R-28), ALEC Board of Directors, Civil Justice Task Force and International Relations Task Force Member
Del. William R. Janis (R-56), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member[27]
Del. Lacey E. Putney (I-19), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R-1), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Del. Kathy J. Byron (R-22), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Del. Johnny S. Joannou (D-79), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Del. Harry R. Purkey (R-82), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Del. David B. Albo (R-42), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Del. Beverly J. Sherwood (R-29), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Del. Benjamin L. Cline (R-24), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Del. S. Chris Jones (R-76), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Del. John O’Bannon (R-73), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-72), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Del. Christopher Peace (R-97), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Del. Lee Ware (R-65), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Del. Robert Tata (R-85)[16], ALEC Education Task Force
Del. Marvin Kirkland Cox (R-66), ALEC Education Task Force
Del. Mark L. Cole (R-88), ALEC Education Task Force
Del. Riley E. Ingram (R-62), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Del. John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (R-78), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Del. Timothy D. Hugo (R-40), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Del. Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr. (I-59), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Del. Barbara J. Comstock (R-34), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Del. R. Steven Landes (R-25), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Del. Glenn Oder (R-94), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Del. Daniel W. Marshall, III (R-14), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Del. Edward Scott (R-30)

Senate

Sen. Stephen Martin (R-11), ALEC State Chairman and Health and Human Services Task Force and International Relations Task Force member
Sen. Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-3), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Ryan T. McDougle (R-4), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-7), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Stephen D. Newman (R-23), ALEC Education Task Force
Sen. Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (R-15), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Sen. Fred Quayle (R-13)

Washington Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Jan Angel (R-26), ALEC State Chairman and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Matt Shea (R-4)[16], ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Gary C. Alexander (R-20), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Troy Kelley (D-28), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Charles R. Ross (R-14), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Barbara Bailey (R-10), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Joe Schmick (R-9), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Kevin W. Van De Wege (D-24), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Kevin Parker (R-6), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Mike Armstrong (R-12), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Bill Hinkle (R-13)

Senate

Sen. Don Benton (R-17), ALEC State Chairman[200] and International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Val Stevens (R-39), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (R-12), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Joseph Zarelli (R-18), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Michael Carrell (R-28), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Pamela Jean Roach (R-31), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-42), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Janea Holmquist (R-13), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Brian Hatfield (D-19), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Randi Becker (R-2), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Mike D. Hewitt (R-16), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Jerome Delvin(R-8)

West Virginia Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Delegates

Del. Eric Householder (R-56), ALEC State Chairman[201] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Del. Jonathan Miller (R-53)
Del. Larry Douglas Kump (R-52), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Del. Carol Miller (R-15), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Del. John Overington (R-55), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Del. Ron Walters (R-32)

Senate

Former Sen. Mike Oliverio (D-13), former State Chairman

Wisconsin Legislators with ALEC Ties

Assembly

Rep. Tyler August (R-32), ALEC International Relations Task Force/Federal Relations Working Group Task Force Member
Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-41), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Kathy Bernier (R-68), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Mike Endsley (R-26), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Paul Farrow (R-98), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald (R-39), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Mark Honadel (R-21)
Former Rep. Michael Huebsch (R), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and former State Chairman
Rep. Andre Jacque (R-2), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Former Speaker Scott Jensen (R), ALEC Member
Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-33), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Alternate
Rep. John Klenke (R-88), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Joseph Knilans (R-44), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Dan Knodl (R-24), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Alternate
Rep. Dean Knudson (R-30), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Bill Kramer (R-97), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Scott Krug (R-72), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Mike Kuglitsch, ALEC International Relations Task Force/Federal Relations Working Group Task Force Member
Rep. Tom Larson (R-67), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Daniel LeMahieu (R-59), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-56), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Alternate
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-45), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Rep. Howard Marklein (R-51), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Former Rep. Phil Montgomery (R) (head of the Wisconsin Public Services Commission as of 2011)
Rep. Stephen Nass (R-31), Education Task Force Member
Rep. John Nygren (R-88), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Warren Petryk (R-93), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Roger Rivard (R-750, ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Erik Severson (R-28), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Jim Steineke (R-5), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Patricia Strachota (R-58), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Scott Suder (R-69), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member and Co-chair of the Homeland Security Committee in 2007
Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-52), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Travis Tranel (R-49), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Karl Van Roy (R-90), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member[19]
Rep. Robin Vos (R-63), ALEC State Chairman, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member, and attended 2011 ALEC annual meeting
Rep. Chad Weininger (R-4), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Evan Wynn (R-43), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate

Senate

Sen. Alberta Darling (R-8)[16], ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member and former State Chairman
Sen. Pam Galloway (R-29), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-20), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-10)
Sen. Randy Hopper (legislator)|Randy B. Hopper]] (R-18), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-32), ALEC Member
Sen. Frank Lasee (R-1), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Mary Lazich (R-28), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Terry Moulton (R-23), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Luther Olsen (R-14)
Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-5), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Co-chair
Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-21), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Rich Zipperer (R-33), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Wisconsin Legislators With ALEC References in Blue Books

Sen. Donald K. Stitt (R) – State Chairman of ALEC (1987-1988), Member (1991-1992 and 1993-1994) (also State Chairman in 1986)
Rep. Susan B. Vergeront (R) – WI Chairperson (1989-1990 and maybe 1991-1992)
Task Force on Empowerment, Family and Urban Planning
ALEC Legislator of the year (1991)
Rep. Marc C. Duff (R) – (1991 – 1998)
Rep. Annette P. Williams (D) – America’s Outstanding State Legislator Award (1990)
Mary Lazich (R) – Member (1993 – 1998)
Timothy T. Hoven (R) – Member (1995-1998)
Task Force Commerce and Economic Development (1997-1998)
Michael D. Huebsch (R) – Member (1995-1996)* Huebsch was the state co-chairman in at least 2010 if not before, until he became an appointee of Governor Scott Walker in 2011
Mark A. Green (R) – State Chairman (1995-1998)
Jeffrey T. Plale (D) – Member (1997-2010)
Tommy Thompson (R) – Thomas Jefferson Award Winner (1991)
Neal J. Kedzie (R) – Member (1999-2010)
Jeff Fitzgerald (R) – Member (2001-2011)
Bonnie L. Ladwig (R) – Member (2001-2002)
Steve Wieckert (R) – Member (2003-2004)
Scott Walker (R) – Member (1995 – 1998)
Judith Klusman (R) – Member, Task Force on Telecommunications and Agriculture
David A. Zien (R) – Member (1995 – 1996)
Scott Suder (R) – Criminal Justice Task Force Co-Chair (2002-2004), Member (2002-2010)
Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)

Wisconsin Legislators Mentioning ALEC in their Statements of Economic Interest

2011 Senate

Scott Fitgerald (R) – Received $1,529.93

2011 Assembly

Jeff Fitzgerald (R) – Received $1,329
Dan Knodl (R) – Received $2,000
Patricia Strachota (R) – Received $1,404
Robin Vos (R) – Received $? (No specific amount)

2010 Senate

Scott Fitzgerald (R) – Received $1,466.93

2010 Assembly

Scott Suder (R) – Received $1,200 from ALEC and $1,400 from the Heartland Institute
Michael Huebsch (R) – Received $2,000

2009 Assembly

Kitty Rhoades (R) – Received $575
Jeffery Stone (R) – Received $1,200
Scott Suder (R) – Received $2,200

Wisconsin Legislators Paying ALEC Membership Fees with Tax Dollars

Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse): $100 – 2/1/2011
Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin): $100 – 2/1/2011
Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls): $100 – 2/1/2011
Van Wanggard (R-Racine): $100 – 2/1/2011
Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee): $100- 2/1/2011
Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau): $100 – 1/1/2011
Pam Galloway (R-Wausau): $100 – 1/1/2011
Glenn Grotham (R-West Bend): $100 – 1/1/2011
Frank Lasee (R): $200 – 1/1/2011
Alberta Darling (R-River Hills): $200 – 1/1/2009
Mike Ellis (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2009
Neal Kedzie (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2007
Mike Ellis (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2007
Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau): $200 – 1/1/2007

References to Wisconsin ALEC Members in the Cap Times

From the Capital Times (2011):

“These days, a lot of it is health-related. ALEC, a strong believer in state’s rights, federalism, and the free-market, is fighting federal health care reform tooth and nail. (It also opposes various state efforts to crack down on the health insurance industry and expand coverage.) Since 2005, 38 states have passed legislation crafted by its Health and Human Services Task Force, according to the ALEC guide. Wisconsin promises to soon be one of the star performers. ‘There have been boilerplate bills that have similar characteristics to what has been passed here in Wisconsin,’ Fitzgerald says. In December, he says, he and 20 to 30 other Wisconsin GOP lawmakers attended ALEC’s national meeting Washington D.C. (emphasis added), where a key topic of study and conversation was federal health care reform. The ‘State Legislators’ Guide to Repealing Obamacare’ was handed out at this meeting, and its model legislation discussed. ‘A good example of that is a bill Joe Leibham is working on right now,’ Fitzgerald says. “Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, and Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, introduced the bill Fitzgerald is talking about on Thursday. The ‘Health Care Freedom Amendment’ would change the Wisconsin constitution to prohibit the government from forcing anyone to participate in any public or private health care or insurance program. The amendment is meant to block the implementation of federal health care reform.”

Wyoming Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Rep. Peter Illoway (R-42), State Chairman
Rep. Allen Jaggi (R-18)
Rep. Lorraine Quarberg (R-28)
Rep. Richard L. Cannady (R-06), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Lisa A. Shepperson (R-58), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Carl R. Loucks (R-59), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-43), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Rosie M. Berger (R-51), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Charles P. Childers (R-50), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Bryan K. Pedersen (R-07), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Tim Stubson (R-56), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Lorraine K. Quarberg (R-28), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Thomas E. Lubnau, II (R-31), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Kathy Davison (R-20), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Thomas Lockhart (R-57), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Matt Teeters (R-05), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate and Education Task Force Member
Rep. John Eklund, Jr. (R-10), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Allen M. Jaggi (R-18), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Pete S. Illoway (R-42), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Jon A. Botten (R-30), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Clarence J. Vranish (R-49), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Sue Wallis (R-52), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Amy L. Edmonds (R-12), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Pat Childers (R-50), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate

Senate

Sen. Grant Larson (R-17), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Bruce Burns (R-21), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Stan Cooper (R-14), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. Curt E. Meier (R-03), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Sen. John M. Hastert (D-13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Sen. Eli D. Bebout (R-26), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Leslie Nutting (R-07), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Dan Dockstader (R-16), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. James Anderson (R-02), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Cale Case (R-25), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate and International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. Henry H. Coe (R-18), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate

A large group of foreign politicians and power mongers are members of this organization as well that are not listed here.

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The Battle Continues: Slavery and American Politics

by E.J. Manning

slavery to children

American politics has always had a difficult time dealing with slavery of all kinds, which descended from the roots of the founding of the nation. While Abraham Lincoln ultimately did his best to transcend the racism and abuse that has infected this nation. Lincoln commonly evidenced a soft spot for people when it was not popular. When Lincoln spoke out in public office (1856) against the continuation of national slavery, Illinois politicians accused him of “the most ultra abolitionism” in reaction to Lincoln’s verbage: “Your race are suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people.” The media of day was hardly sympathetic either, evidenced by the Illinois State Register that proclaimed “his niggerism has as dark a hue as that of (William) Garrison or Fred Douglas.” Lincoln’s opposers, like unscrupulous Stephen Douglas, scoffed at Lincoln and the plight of slaves.

Yet, even Lincoln was hardly a favorite among abolitionists of the day. He was not a god. He wavered consistently, uncertain at to how to deal the plague of national sin. Such is the plight of national politics where human and civil rights are concerned, even today. After the election, Lincoln avidly supported the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, which gave full authority to apprehend slaves and to carry out slave-killing pledges by various parties of slavers. On the other hand, Lincoln was involved in colonization schemes of the day. Reacting to the racial fears of the time, Lincoln sought indirect opportunities for slave emancipation. Lincoln summoned a committee of free blacks (1862) from the District of Columbia to the White House. “You are cut off from many of the advantages which other race enjoy.” Lincoln told the members of the delegation that the black presence was to blame for the Civil War, lecturing them on their duty to persuade their people to emigrate to the coal mines of Central America. He urged them to go where they would be treated best.

The abolitionists were enraged by these comments and rampaged against Lincoln as missing the “spark of humanity.” Frederick Douglass called Lincoln a “genuine representative of American prejudice.” Douglass rightly attacked the “tardy, hesitating and vacillating policy of the President of the United States.” Lincoln defended himself by stressing the importance of timing and preparation, reasoning that the victims of racism were hated men. We don’t have a similar champion of human or civil rights in the United States today, despite notorious attacks on the civil freedoms of Americans across the board. Instead, this abuse is justified by carefully crafted manipulation by politicians and corporate powers that expect to benefit from money and authority behind the scenes to feather their nests.

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Repeal Bradley Law

In the corporate mind of fascist America, we still need slaves and serfs to serve the needs of the elite. They seek the restoration of the original Industrial America. In their minds, the American Experiment has failed them, and so, they have elected to subvert it entirely for another world order where a man is a dog. This greed and lack of respect for human beings is evidenced by the outsourcing of jobs wholesale from the nation that made so many corporations wealthy, in order to further pad their bottom lines. The same greed and lack of respect exists for those that fabricated and have continued to support the Bradley Amendment for Social Security, which advocates the use of Federal money to encourage the States to aggressively enforce child support by any means, using loopholes in civil law and promoting the using of debtor’s prison. In civil law, there is no professed innocence before guilt. That legal dogma only exists in criminal law.

As a result, the poorest of Americans are routinely oppressed without representation in a system that requires it to get anything approaching a “fair shake.” Slavery has returned to the nation through legal sanction, if it every really left to begin with. We still have the wisdom of ages that speaks against this abuse of power by the old writer of Lincoln’s Day, Horace Greeley: “Enslave a man and you destroy his ambition, his enterprise, his capacity. In the constitution of human nature, the desire of bettering one’s condition is mainspring of effort.” This observation is clearly more right than most American’s today care to acknowledge. The remnants of a middle class of Americans are distracted, grieved and fearful, carefully cultivated by the politics of 9/11. They are owned lock, stock and barrel by the company store, brainwashed by decades of corporate fascism, political favoritism and the lust for power.

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Child Support & Eugenics: Be Positive, Be Healthy

by E.J. Manning

mind controlThe U.S. government has really been pushing their feel-good eugenics health message, which is very light on sharing useful facts. “Teens who feel good about themselves are more likely to grow into young adults who feel better about their health” and “positive well being is also associated with fewer risky health behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity.” Finally, “It’s really important for parents and schools to promote positive characteristics such as self-esteem and optimism, and to provide social support during this time [in life].” This is not unlike President Obama’s election message of national hope, clothed in a mythology of change and national responsibility.

The growing tendency in government science is to provide genetic explanations for disease as the means for the nation’s contemporary concept of biological health. This includes not only the concept of absence of disease processes, but also the idea of an individual’s risk of disease or death. This allows mainstream politics to continue to peddle a world of processed food and corporate profits to support their world view as they ply their efforts at population control and behavioral conditioning. The concept of genetic disease always involves a social unit: the family, a couple contemplating having children, or an ethnic or geographically defined group. Health authorities want to broadcast a popular message on positive attitude and positive health without substance. They want the hearts and admiration of youth. While attitude does play into the health of each American, nobody is more hypocritical about health and how they treat American citizens than the Federal Government. Government adopted eugenics says that certain individuals are genetically and culturally too risky for society to tolerate.

What does this have to do with child support? Simple. What you cultivate within the adult population is the dominant culture of the nation. What the Federal government has been cultivating for the last forty years in family law is nothing less than oppression and segmentation of families, while championing the cause of whoredom and love detachment for single parents and children. Members of the judicial system and even attorneys that play into the legal system have adopted the same eugenics-based pap grounded in fear, oppression and lack.

As a result, a be positive, be healthy attitude has little real importance to the Federal Government, since happiness starts in the family rather than in the halls of government. Parents putting other parents down and fighting like selfish children over petty things doesn’t build up children, but tears them down. It sets a bad example and prohibits youth from making effective family choices in their lives as they mature. It creates a permanent condition of strife in the hearts of the young that persists until the grave. Painting a false smile of pretense doesn’t help. All the vicious family infighting does is to bolster the power and authority that a new age of government needs to make permanent the means to rule over every aspect of life without truly considering the consequences. Government needs unhappy families that they can enslave and ensnare. It wants the human family to operate in much the same way as government does, except in the group-think of personal responsibility to governmental authority.

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