Harold Brubaker is a former Republican member of the North Carolina State Assembly. He sat on the following committees: Appropriations (Senior Chairman), Banking (Vice-Chairman), Commerce and Job Development, Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Business and Labor, Health and Human Services, House Select Committee on University Board of Governors Nominations, Insurance, Public Utilities (Vice-Chairman).
Brubaker is on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board of Directors -- he is listed as a "Chair Emeritus" as of December 2013 -- and he has been part of its International Relations Task Force. When he resigned from the state legislature in 2012, he became a lobbyist, opening the firm "Brubaker and Associates." This firm joined ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force on February 26, 2013. Brubaker has been involved with ALEC for decades -- in 1986, he was the ALEC State Chairman of North Carolina.
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.
Articles and Resources
- Harold Brubaker, North Carolina State Assembly, NCGA.State.NC.US, Accessed July 7, 2011.
- American Legislative Exchange Council, Board of Directors, organizational website, accessed December 2013.
- Board of Directors, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 7, 2011.
- American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting Board Meeting packet, organizational documents, August 6, 2013, released by The Guardian December 3, 2013.
- Ralph A. Rossum, Benedict J. Koller and Christopher P. Manfredi, Juvenile Justice Reform: A Model for the States, Claremont: Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the American Legislative Exchange Council, March, 1987, p. v
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