Colorado ALEC Politicians

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

For a list of politicians with known ALEC ties, please see ALEC Politicians.

This is a partial list of Colorado politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. (If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

Legislators who have cut ties with ALEC publicly are also listed here.

Colorado Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Mark Baisley (R-39) Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting[1]
  • Rep. Susan Beckman (R-38)[1][2]
  • Rep. Perry Buck (R-49)[3]
  • Rep. Justin Everett (R-22)[4]
  • Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-39), registered member
  • Rep. Lois Landgraf (R-21)[5]
  • Rep. Pete Lee (D-18), attended the 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting[6] Lee told The Colorado Independent that he went "to meet up with friends attending the conference."[7] Lee had a 100% approval rating from the AFLCIO in 2017.[8]
  • Rep. Kimmi Lewis (R-64), registered member
  • Rep. Larry Liston (R-16), registered member[9]
  • Rep. Patrick Neville (R-45)[3]
  • Rep. Rod Pelton (R-65), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting [1]
  • Rep. Bob Rankin (R-57), registered member
  • Rep. Kim Ransom (R-44), registered member
  • Rep. Lori Saine (R-63); State Chair[10] Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting [1]
  • Rep. Dave Williams (R-15)[2]

Senate

County Officials

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Nick Surgey ALEC 2019 ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEE LIST Documented, August 19, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 ALEC, State and Local Legislators Urge Congress to Eliminate State and Local Tax Deduction in Exchange for Pro-Growth Lower Rates, ALEC, October 16, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 spotted at the 2017 ALEC Meeting, Reporter Marianne Goodland, Twitter, July 19, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Marshall Zelinger, DeVos, other politicians attend ALEC conference in Denver; So what is it?, 9News, July 19, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, organizational letter with legislative member signatories, September 24, 2014.
  6. attended the 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, Noelle Mondell, Twitter, July 19, 2017.
  7. Marianne Goodland, ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making, The Colorado Independent, July 19, 2017.
  8. AFLCIO, Legislative Score Card, AFLCIO, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  11. Committee to Elect Cooke for Colorado SD13 Expenditures disclosed in Dec. 4, 2014 filing to Colorado Secretary of State
  12. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  13. spoke at 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, Consv Leaders 4 Ed, Twitter, July 20, 2017.
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  15. spoke at 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, ALEC, Twitter, July 21, 2017.
  16. ALEC, [ALEC Telecommunications and IT Task Force membership roster https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4448485-Telecom-amp-It-Updated-35-Day-Mailing-New-Orleans.html#document/p34], from 35-day mailing document for ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, July 19, 2017.
  17. Charles Ashby, [Citizenship amendment sets off squabble https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/western_colorado/citizenship-amendment-sets-off-squabble/article_21a78270-49de-11e8-8db4-10604b9f1ff5.html], The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, CO, April 27, 2018.
  18. Chelsea Helms State Rep. Willett Won't Seek Re-Election; Endorses Matt Soper WesternSlopeNow.com January 8, 2018
  19. Rep. Spencer Swalm, Re: ALEX [sic], email to constituent, July 22, 2013, on file with CMD.
  20. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  22. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  23. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  25. 25.0 25.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  26. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  28. Email from Laura Bradford to Anne Landman, dated July 29, 2011, 9:35:12 AM MDT, saying she paid $100 dues to ALEC in November, 2010, covering two years' membership, making her a member through November of 2012
  29. National Institute on Money in State Politics, Lobbyist Summary: Don Lee, Follow The Money online databse of state political influence, accessed September 2013.
  30. American Legislative Exchange Council, [http://web.archive.org/web/20050204143455/http://www.alec.org/viewpage.cfm?pgname=5.02 Education Task Force: News: Task Force Meeting December 4, 2004], organizational website, archived by the Wayback Machine on February 4, 2005.
  31. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  32. American Legislative Exchange Council, "House of Representatives," organization website, accessed April 18th, 2012
  33. 33.0 33.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  34. 34.0 34.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Public Safety & Elections Task Force 2011 Spring Task Force Summit April 29, 2011 Minutes, organizational document, June 30, 2011, p. 5, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  35. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Health and Human Services Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  36. American Legislative Exchange Council, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, organizational website, accessed April, 2012
  37. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  38. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  39. Claudette Konola Hickenlooper to the Rescue, blog, May 12, 2011
  40. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Membership Directory, December 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause
  41. Congressman Doug Lamborn, About, U.S. House of Representatives member biography, accessed November 2012
  42. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  43. American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid, RE: the EPA’s plan to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, March 10, 2010
  44. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Nov./Dec. 2009, organization newsletter, November/December 2009, p. 25, accessed 2011. This website has been altered by ALEC. An archived version from April 7, 2011, is available here.