Glenn Vaad is a former state legislator in Colorado who was appointed to the state's Public Utility Commission as of January 2014. He is a Republican who represented District 48 in the State Assembly. He was also the legislative co-chair of the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council (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.
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- American Legislative Exchange Council, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, organizational website, accessed April, 2012
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