Christie Herrera is the former Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). According to her biography on the ALEC website, Herrera "joined ALEC in 2005, and since then 30 states have enacted model legislation drafted by ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force."
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Previously, Herrera worked as head of public affairs for the James Madison Institute (JMI), described as trying to " ... keep the citizens of Florida informed about their government and to shape our state’s future through the advancement of practical free-market ideas on public policy issues." Her responsiblities in this position included "policy research, media relations, marketing, and events."
Before working at JMI, Herrera spent three years at the Cato Institute, where she directed policy events there and on Capitol Hill. She also worked as an assistant budget analyst for Steve Forbes' 2000 presidential campaign.
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- American Legislative Exchange CouncilChristie Herrera Organizational website, accessed May 24, 2011
- James Madison Institute About Us Organizational website, accessed May 24, 2011
- Heritage Foundation Ideas and Strategies That Will Lead the Way Organizational website, accessed April 28, 2011
- Big Government Christie Herrera Organizational website, accessed April 28, 2011