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 ExposedbyCMD.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. Tim Geitner (R-19), ALEC State Chair
  • Rep. Patrick Neville (R-45)[2]
  • Rep. Rod Pelton (R-65), Attended 2019 ALEC Annual Meeting [1]
  • Rep. Kim Ransom (R-44), registered member
  • Rep. Dave Williams (R-15)[3]

Senate

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 2.2 2.3 2.4 spotted at the 2017 ALEC Meeting, Reporter Marianne Goodland, Twitter, July 19, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Committee to Elect Cooke for Colorado SD13 Expenditures disclosed in Dec. 4, 2014 filing to Colorado Secretary of State
  5. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. David Armiak, ALEC Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force Registered Attendees for the 2021 States & Nation Policy Summit, ExposedbyCMD, February 8, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, organizational letter with legislative member signatories, September 24, 2014.
  10. attended the 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, Noelle Mondell, Twitter, July 19, 2017.
  11. Marianne Goodland, ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making, The Colorado Independent, July 19, 2017.
  12. AFLCIO, Legislative Score Card, AFLCIO, 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  14. Chelsea Helms State Rep. Willett Won't Seek Re-Election; Endorses Matt Soper WesternSlopeNow.com January 8, 2018
  15. Rep. Spencer Swalm, Re: ALEX [sic], email to constituent, July 22, 2013, on file with CMD.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Durbin Response Letter, signatory letter to Senator Richard Durbin, August 8, 2013.
  17. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  19. 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
  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  22. 22.0 22.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  23. 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
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  25. 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
  26. National Institute on Money in State Politics, Lobbyist Summary: Don Lee, Follow The Money online databse of state political influence, accessed September 2013.
  27. 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.
  28. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  29. American Legislative Exchange Council, "House of Representatives," organization website, accessed April 18th, 2012
  30. 30.0 30.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  31. 31.0 31.1 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
  32. 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
  33. American Legislative Exchange Council, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, organizational website, accessed April, 2012
  34. 34.0 34.1 Marshall Zelinger, DeVos, other politicians attend ALEC conference in Denver; So what is it?, 9News, July 19, 2017.
  35. spoke at 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, Consv Leaders 4 Ed, Twitter, July 20, 2017.
  36. spoke at 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting, ALEC, Twitter, July 21, 2017.
  37. ALEC, State Chairs, "ALEC", accessed: June 29, 2020
  38. organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  39. 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
  40. Claudette Konola Hickenlooper to the Rescue, blog, May 12, 2011
  41. 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
  42. Congressman Doug Lamborn, About, U.S. House of Representatives member biography, accessed November 2012
  43. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  44. 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
  45. 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.
  46. 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