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Paul Farrow is a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 98. He was elected in 2010 and is the former owner of a home inspection business.[1]

Paul Farrow was up for two election on November 6, 2012. Farrow won his reelection bid for the 98th Assembly District, and also won the Republican primary for the recently vacated 33rd Senate district. There is no Democratic challenger, so Farrow is expected to easily win the special general election in December of 2012.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Paul Farrow is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, and is a legislative member of the Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force. In 2010, Rep. Farrow accepted a $500 donation from ALEC member corporation Alliant Energy.[3]. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Farrow co-authored 10 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


ALEC bills supported

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Contact

Madison Office:
Room 105 West
State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708

Voting Address:
245 Hillwood Ct.
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Telephone (608) 266-5120
Email: Rep.Farrow@legis.wi.gov[5]

References

  1. VoteSmart Assembly Member Paul Farrow (WI), database, accessed August 1, 2011
  2. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
  3. Democracy Addicts SmartALEC Database - Paul Farrow, accessed August 2, 2011
  4. Democracy Addicts Paul Farrow, Project SmartALEC/Wisconsin legislators. Database. Accessed August 1, 2011
  5. State of Wisconsin Wisconsin State Legislature - Paul Farrow, government webpage, accessed August 1, 2011