Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.

Tennessee Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

Senate

Other Tennessee Office Holders

Former Legislators

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Nick Surgey 2019 Annual Meeting Attendees - Legislators Documented August 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Jamie Corey NEW ALEC MEMBERSHIP LIST NAMES MORE LEGISLATORS TIED TO THE GROUP Documented June 6, 2019
  4. 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational member spreadsheet, organizational Civil Justice Task Force document, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  8. 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
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Education Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Nick Surgey Revealed "Documented", Dec 6, 2019
  13. Nick Surgey Aug 2019 "Documented", August 19, 2019
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 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. David Armiak, "ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting Attendees and Sponsors Revealed", Center for Media and Democracy, July 23, 2020, accessed August 10, 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council, State Chairs, organizational website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  18. Don Enss, Ketron's tie to ALEC shows real motive on Voter ID, Daily News Journal, August 29, 2011
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Richard Locker, "Legislative council's influence rises in Tennessee," The Tennessean, May 7, 2015.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Tom Humphrey, Two TN Democrats Quit ALEC as Republican Legislators Praise It, Knox News "Humphrey on the Hill" column, July 29, 2012.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Public Safety Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  22. American Legislative Exchange Council, "ALEC State Chairmen, organization website, accessed April 2012
  23. American Legislative Exchange Council, Board of Directors, organizational website, accessed July 7, 2011.
  24. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  25. 25.0 25.1 Tom Humphrey, House Speaker Harwell stops payment for some out-of-state legislator travel, KnoxNews.com, July 24, 2011
  26. 26.0 26.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, ed. Samuel A. Brunelli, Sourcebook of American State Legislation, Volume II, organizational annual publication, January 1995.
  27. Sheila Butt's personal facebook page showing photo from ALEC hotel room, accessed July 27, 2015.
  28. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational task force membership directory, March 31st, 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012.