Alex Mooney is a former Republican member of the Maryland General Assembly, who served three terms from 1998 to 2010. During his time as State Senator, he served as a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and was the recipient of ALEC's 2008 “Legislator of the Year Award”.
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ALEC Boasts of Mooney’s “Model Bills” Introduced in Maryland
According to the September 2008 edition of “Inside ALEC,” Mooney introduced a plethora of bills during his stint as a state senator. A story in ALEC's September 2008 Inside ALEC issue listed the “Government Budget Transparency Act,” “Right to Carry [Act]”, TABOR, “Repealing the Death Tax [Act]”, and the “Prohibiting the Seizure of Firearms During an Emergency Act” as bills introduced by Mooney.
Relationship with Michael Hough
Michael Hough, Director of both the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, as well as the Public Safety and Elections Task Force, is a former legislative aide of Mooney’s, according to his biography provided on the ALEC website.
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Related SourceWatch articles
- , “Alex Mooney.” LinkedIn Profile. LinkedIn.com. Accessed July 3, 2011.
- , Amselle, Jorge. “Chicago, Where ALEC Began: ALEC’s 2008 Annual Meeting.”Inside ALEC. American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org. Sept. 2008. Accessed July 3, 2011.
- , “Michael Hough.” American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org. Accessed July 3, 2011.
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