Arizona ALEC Politicians

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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.

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This is a partial list of Arizona 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.

Arizona Legislators with ALEC Ties

House of Representatives

  • Rep. John Allen, Majority Leader (R-15) 2018 Arizona State Chair[1][2]
  • Rep. Brenda Barton (R-5); Health and Human Services Task Force[3]
  • Rep. Russel Bowers (R-25), Received a $10,000 scholarship from Reynolds to attend 2018 ALEC Annual Meeting[4]
  • Rep. Paul Boyer (R-20)[1]
  • Rep. Noel Campbell (R-01), attended 2018 ALEC Annual Meeting[5]
  • Rep. Regina Cobb (R-5), attended 2018 ALEC annual meeting[6]
  • Rep. David Cook (R-08)[7]
  • Rep. Todd Clodfelter (R-10)[7]
  • Rep. Eddie Farnsworth (R-22); Civil Justice Task Force[3]
  • Rep. Mark Finchem (R-11)[7]
  • Rep. Travis Grantham (R-12)[7]
  • Rep. Drew John (R-14), attended 2018 ALEC Annual Meeting[8]
  • Rep. Anthony T. Kern (R-20)[7]
  • Rep. Jay Lawrence (R-23)[1]
  • Rep. Vince Leach (R-11)[1]
  • Rep. David Livingston (R-22)[9]
  • Rep. Javan "J.D." Mesnard (R-21)[3]
  • Rep. Paul Mosley (R-05)[7]
  • Rep. Jill Norgaard (R-18)[7]
  • Rep. Becky Nutt (R-14)[7]
  • Rep. Kevin Payne (R-21)[7]
  • Rep. Tony Rivero (R-21), attended 2018 ALEC annual meeting[6]
  • Rep. David Stringer (R-01), registered member
  • Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-6), received ALEC "scholarship" funds in 2012[10] and 2013,[11] spotted at ALEC fundraising dinner in March 2014[12]
  • Rep. Ben Toma (R-22)[7]
  • Rep. Kelly Townsend (R-16)[13]
  • Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R-23), attended 2018 ALEC Annual Meeting[14]
  • Rep. Jeff Weninger (R-17), registered member

Senate

Phoenix City Council

  • Councilman Sal DiCiccio (District 6)[17]

Former Representatives

Former Senators

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 American Legislative Exchange Council, email obtained from an Open Records Request, on file with CMD, 2016.
  2. ALEC State Chairs organizational website, accessed Sept. 2018
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 People for the American Way Foundation and Common Cause, ALEC in Arizona, organizational report, November 28, 2011, pp. 5-6
  4. Don Isaacson, [email on file with CMD], Don Isaacson, July 3, 2018.
  5. Noel Campbell, [email on file with CMD], Noel Campbell, June 12, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Nancy Barto, [email to Arizona ALEC members for dinner plans on file at CMD], Nancy Barto, August 9, 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Arizona House Members Attending 2017 ALEC Annual Meeting,Twitter, July 20, 2017.
  8. Drew John, [Email on file with CMD], Drew John, June 26, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Google, organizational letter with legislative member signatories, September 24, 2014.
  10. Rep. Bob Thorpe, 2012 Financial Disclosure Statement, form filed with the Arizona Secretary of State, January 30, 2013.
  11. Rep. Bob Thorpe, 2013 Financial Disclosure Statement, form filed with the Arizona Secretary of State, January 29, 2014.
  12. ProgressNow Arizona, Hidden-Camera Investigation Shows ALEC Wining & Dining Arizona Politicians (video), organizational press release, March 26, 2014.
  13. ALEC, State Legislator of the Week: Defending and Protecting our Constitution, ALEC, February 5, 2018.
  14. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, [email on file at CMD], Michelle Ugenti-Rita, June 12, 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 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
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 American Legislative Exchange Council, Letter to Robert C. Byrd and Nancy Pelosi RE: Federal health reform efforts, June 24, 2009
  17. 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.
  18. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, International Relations Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  19. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational task force membership directory, March 31st, 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  20. 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
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, ’99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed November 2012
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  24. Arizona Citizens' Clean Elections Commission, Lori S. Daniels, governmental biography, accessed November 2012
  25. Helen Purcell, Maricopa County Recorder, Election Results: Judges/JP's/Constables, government election results website, updated November 13, 2012.
  26. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  27. American Legislative Exchange Council, Directory – Full Name and Address, Communications and Technology Task Force Membership Directory, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause
  28. attended ALEC 2017 Annual Meeting, Arizona legislators attend conference with help from corporations that lobby them at home, AZ Central, July 23, 2017.
  29. 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
  30. Adam Driggs Adam Driggs Arizona Senate, online profile, accessed June 11, 2011
  31. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
  32. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC State Chairmen, document exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  33. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Board of Directors, document exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  34. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named IRMeetingAgenda
  35. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Packet, organizational document, August 2010, obtained and released by Common Cause.
  36. American Legislative Exchange Council Public Sector Executive Committee, organization website, accessed June 2, 2011. This website has been altered by ALEC. An archived version from April 9, 2011 is available here.
  37. Brendan Fischer, Arizona Senator Recalled over ALEC Immigration Bill, PRWatch.org, November 9, 2011
  38. American Legislative Exchange Council, organizational member spreadsheet, August 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause